Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, EVENING, by EDWARD ROBERT BULWER-LYTTON



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First Line: Already evening! In the duskiest nook
Last Line: "the white rose, whispering ""he will come to-night!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Owen; Lytton, 1st Earl Of; Lytton, Robert
Subject(s): Evening; Sunset; Twilight


ALREADY evening! In the duskiest nook
Of yon dusk corner, under the Death's-head,
Between the alembecs, thrust this legended,
And iron-bound, and melancholy book,
For I will read no longer. The loud brook
Shelves his sharp light up shallow banks thin-spread;
The slumbrous west grows slowly red, and red:
Up from the ripened corn her silver hook
The moon is lifting: and deliciously
Along the warm blue hills the day declines:
The first star brightens while she waits for me,
And round her swelling heart the zone grows tight:
Musing, half-sad, in her soft hair she twines
The white rose, whispering "he will come to-night!"





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