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First Line: Go, little sorrows! From the evening wood
Last Line: Smiles tremulous as a bereavèd star.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Charlotte
Subject(s): Evening; Grief; Nature - Religious Aspects; Sunset; Twilight; Sorrow; Sadness


Go, little sorrows! From the evening wood
Faint odors rise, that touch the heart like tears
With inarticulate comfort. Lo, she bears
A weary load — small cares that drug the blood,
Small envies, sick desires for lesser good, —
All day, till now the evening re-appears,
They drop away, and she with wonder rears
Her aching height from needless servitude.
The tree-tops are all music; light and soft
The brook's small feet go tinkling toward the sea
Bearing the little day's distress afar;
While yonder, in the stillness set aloft,
My one great Grief, still glimmering down on me,
Smiles tremulous as a bereavèd Star.





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