Daily Archives: May 4, 2016

The Retreat From Moscow – Victor Marie Hugo

It snowed. A defeat was our conquest red! For once the eagle was hanging its head. Sad days! the Emperor turned slowly his back On smoking Moscow, blent orange and black. The water burst, avalanche-like, to reign Over the endless … Continue reading

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The Sower – Victor Marie Hugo

Sitting in a porchway cool, Fades the ruddy sunlight fast, Twilight hastens on to rule– Working hours are wellnigh past Shadows shoot across the lands; But one sower lingers still, Old, in rags, he patient stands,– Looking on, I feel … Continue reading

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