Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SUMMER NIGHT, by KENNETH SLADE ALLING



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SUMMER NIGHT, by            
First Line: Like a bell note shivered into fragments of fine sound
Last Line: Insistently, a futile blow.
Subject(s): Night; Summer; Bedtime


Like a bell note shivered into fragments of fine sound:
The summer night. But silence and the stillness do astound
Me more than all this strange-go-round
Of multitudinously minted chords along the ground.

This is an edifice of silence, vast:
Into the chinks of silence sound will creep
A little while -- and fall asleep,
Its strength being spent and past.

They say the crickets sing all night:
I know
They strike against the walls of silence,
Insistently, a futile blow.





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