Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, EVENING SONG: 4, by JOHN VANCE CHENEY

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EVENING SONG: 4, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: Behind the hilltop drops the sun
Last Line: And stir 'twixt silence and a sound.

Behind the hilltop drops the sun,
The curled heat falters on the sand,
While evening's ushers, one by one,
Lead in the guests of Twilight Land.

The bird is silent overhead,
Below the beast has laid him down;
Afar, the marbles watch the dead,
The lonely steeple guards the town.

The south wind feels its amorous course
To cloistered sweet in thickets found;
The leaves obey its tender force,
And stir 'twixt silence and a sound.

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