“Barouches Noires” by Charles Orange

Barouches Noires

It was when I was sitting by the side of the


By the side of a lake where the great trees

come to the water's edge,

And when, beneath the glittering leaves, I

was watching the gleaming, mobile

water; the water that was like a

thousand living mirrors in the sun-

light, that I turned my head . . . .

[ . . . ]

Charles Orange's (pseudonym for Brian Howard) poem "Barouches Noires" was published in the 1921 Wheels anthology. To read this poem in full in a digitized version of this publication, follow the links below:


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