“We meet in an evil land”

(notes by Sharad Keskar and Philip Holberton)

Publication

These fifteen lines are the heading to Chapter IX of “The Naulahka”.
They are collected as a Chapter Heading in Songs from Books (1912) and later collections.

The poem

In the tale, Tarvin sees the dangers which threaten him and Kate, and thinks she should be glad he is there to protect her.

[S.K./P.H.]

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