Classic and Contemporary Poetry
TO ANNIE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY Poet's Biography
First Line: When the lids of dusk are falling
Last Line: As tranquil a delight.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Birds; Dusk; Night; Whipporwills; Bedtime
When the lids of dusk are falling
O'er the dreamy eyes of day,
And the whippoorwills are calling,
And the lesson laid away, --
May Mem'ry soft and tender
As the prelude of the night,
Bend over you and render
As tranquil a delight.
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