"I fled Him, down the nights and down the days"
Francis Thompson (aged 19)
Public DomainFrancis Thompson (aged 19) - Credit: Herder, MO, USA

This is the opening line of 'The Hound of Heaven', a 182-line poem by Francis Thompson, an English Catholic poet. It was first published in 1893 and tells of a sinner who is fleeing from a loving God.

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