THE CURSE . Ceders and the westward sun The darkening sky. A man alone Watches beside the fallen wall The evening multitudes of sin Crowd in upon us all. For when the light fails they begin Nocturnal sabotage among The outcast and loose of tongue, The lax in walk, the murderers: Our twilight universal curse. . Children are faultless in the wood Untouched. If they are later made Scandal and index to their time. It is that twilight brings for bread The faculty of crime Only the idiot and the dead Stand by. While who were young before Wage insolent and guilty war By night within that ancient house, Immense, black, dammed, anonymous.