The glimmer of the evening rays
Heavy sun of summer, sleepy,
Goes past me up the college Wall.
Below, in the lawn
Insufficient grass, with a rose
Standing in the middle, assisted by a hundred thorns.
Beyond the lawn, adjoins a pavement; rough and soothe
On which passes the world with shadows down at their feet,
Going left and right.
I sit by the window and imagine
A world beyond the college wall
A world I would never want to join.