No Longer Do They Fear the Dawn of Night

by David Asamoah


No longer do they fear the dawn of night 

Or shudder at the absence of the sun 

No day lasts without end but it’s begun 

In the small hours of morn promising light


During the noon, the sun stands its full height

And sombre thoughts of evening are slewn 

With clear, bright skies of health proving a boon

To shroud dire dusk from youth’s unfocused sight


That night arrives relinquishing noon’s fire 

For softer rays of the emerging moon

Selene’s pale sparks signal the day ends soon


Each star an angel’s tear lost in the mire

Of darkness in the void that is now theirs

They rule this fallen place reluctant heirs.

The Poor Print

Established in 2013, The Poor Print is the student-run newspaper of Oriel College, Oxford. Written by members of the JCR, MCR, SCR and staff, new issues are published fortnightly during term. Our current Executive Editors are Siddiq Islam and Jerric Chong.

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