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

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First Line: Come to me, not as once thou camest, night!
Last Line: To other spheres.
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Owen; Lytton, 1st Earl Of; Lytton, Robert
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime

COME to me, not as once thou camest, Night!
With light and splendor up the gorgeous West;
Easing the heart's rich sense of thee with sighs
Sobbed out of all emotion on Love's breast;
While the dark world waned wavering into rest,
Half seen athwart the dim delicious light
Of languid eyes:
But softly, soberly; and dark -- more dark!
Till my life's shadow lose itself in thine.
Athwart the light of slowly-gathering tears,
That come between me and the starlight, shine
From distant melancholy deeps divine,
While day slips downward through a rosy arc
To other spheres.

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