“The Villain” by William H. Davies

The Villain

While joy gave clouds the light of stars,

That beamed where'er they looked;

And calves and lambs had tottering knees,

Excited, while they sucked;

While every bird enjoyed his song,

Without one thought of harm or wrong—

I turned my head and saw the wind,

Not far from where I stood,

Dragging the corn by her golden hair

Into a dark and lonely wood.


William H. Davies' poem "The Villain" was published in Georgian Poetry 1921-1922. To read this poem in a digitized version of this publication, follow the link below: