Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE NIGHT, by HILAIRE BELLOC

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THE NIGHT, by                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Most holy night, that still dost keep
Last Line: Most holy night.
Alternate Author Name(s): Belloc, Joseph Hilaire Pierre Rene
Subject(s): Sleep

MOST holy Night, that still dost keep
The keys of all the doors of sleep,
To me when my tired eyelids close
Give thou repose.

And let the far lament of them
That chaunt the dead day's requiem
Make in my ears, who wakeful lie,
Soft lullaby.

Let them that guard the horned moon
By my bedside their memories croon.
So shall I have new dreams and blest
In my brief rest.

Fold your great wings about my face,
Hide dawning from my resting-place,
And cheat me with your false delight,
Most Holy Night.

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