“A Thought in Egypt” by Alexander Robertson
A Thought in Egypt
From Last Poems of Alexander Robertson, 1918
Here Light and Darkness share
In equal measure all the hours of day.
Two Powers as if aware
Of equal might, agreeing to equal sway—
Yet had I rather be
In lands where they wage combat to prevail.
And by a western sea
Some summer even watch Light his victim trail
Behind his chariot swift;
While moans for vanquished Darkness I should hear
His lieges all uplift—
Black firs and gorges dark and sunless mere;
And from victorious Light,
Rejoicing in his triumph, benefice
Receive,—to see his might
In glens and woods, on mount and precipice.