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First Line: The light passes
Last Line: And leaf-shadow are lost.
Alternate Author Name(s): H. D.; Aldington, Richard, Mrs.
Subject(s): Bible; Evening; Sunset; Twilight


THE light passes
from ridge to ridge,
from flower to flower; --
the hypaticas, wide-spread
under the light
grow faint --
the petals reach inward,
the blue tips bend
toward the bluer heart
and the flowers are lost.
The cornel-buds are still white,
but shadows dart
from the cornel-roots --
black creeps from root to root,
each leaf
cuts another leaf on the grass,
shadow seeks shadow,
then both leaf
and leaf-shadow are lost.





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