Bridges, Robert - The South Wind
Type of Spiritual Experience
Robert Bridges had to retire from medicine as a result of pneumonia, but it left him with damaged lungs and empyema - a collection of pus within a naturally existing anatomical cavity, such as the lung pleura.
A description of the experience
Who art thou, in wind and darkness and soft rain
Thyself that robest, that bendest in sighing pines
To whisper thy truth? That usest for signs
A hurried glimpse of the moon, the glance of a star
In the riftest sky?
Who art thou?
That robing thyself in darkness and soft rain
Choosest my chosen solitude
Coming so far
To tell thy secret again