The Darkling Thrush
by Thomas Hardy
The Darkling Thrush Fear Quotes
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The land's sharp features seemed to be
The Century's corpse outleant, (9-10)
What's scarier than death? Seriously, folks. And the over-the-topness of this description only makes it more chilling.
The ancient pulse of germ and birth
Was shrunken hard and dry, (13-14)
Nature's gone crazy. In the speaker's mind, even birth and regeneration is no longer possible. Then again, have you ever known a winter that wasn't followed by spring at some point? Exactly. Maybe it's not as hopeless and scary as it appears.