Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, LANDSCAPE; TWILIGHT, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH

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LANDSCAPE; TWILIGHT, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gaunt shadows stretch along the hill
Last Line: Was star of bethlehem!
Subject(s): Landscape

GAUNT shadows stretch along the hill;
Cold clouds drift slowly west;
Soft flocks of vagrant snow-flakes fill
The redwing's empty nest.

By sunken reefs the hoarse sea roars;
Above the shelving sands,
Like skeletons the sycamores
Uplift their wasted hands.

The air is full of hints of grief,
Strange voices touched with pain --
The pathos of the falling leaf
And rustling of the rain.

In yonder cottage shines a light,
Far-gleaming like a gem --
Not fairer to the Rabbins' sight
Was star of Bethlehem!

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