Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, TWILIGHT, by DAVID HERBERT LAWRENCE



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First Line: Darkness comes out of the earth
Last Line: Is gone from sight.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lawrence, D. H.


DARKNESS comes out of the earth
And swallows dip into the pallor of the west;
From the hay comes the clamour of children's mirth;
Wanes the old palimpsest.

The night-stock oozes scent,
And a moon-blue moth goes flittering by:
All that the worldly day has meant
Wastes like a lie.

The children have forsaken their play;
A single star in a veil of light
Glimmers: litter of day
Is gone from sight.






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