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First Line: When, in the gold october dusk, I saw you near to setting
Last Line: You will not stay to share our lengthening night.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Arcturus


When, in the gold October dusk, I saw you near to setting,
Arcturus, bringer of spring,
Lord of the summer nights, leaving us now in autumn,
Having no pity on our withering;

Oh then I knew at last that my own autumn was upon me,
I felt it in my blood,
Restless as dwindling streams that still remember
The music of their flood.

There in the thickening dark a wind-bent tree above me
Loosed its last leaves in flight --
I saw you sink and vanish, pitiless Arcturus,
You will not stay to share our lengthening night.





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