Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A SUNSET, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

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First Line: Upon the mountain's edge all lightly resting
Last Line: And deep the cavern of the fountain mutters.
Subject(s): Evening; Sunset; Twilight

Upon the mountain's Edge all lightly resting
There a brief while the Globe of splendour sits,
And seems a creature of this earth; but soon
More changeful than the Moon
To Wane fantastic his great orb submits,
Or cone or mow of Fire, till sinking slowly
Even to a Star at length he lessens wholly.

Abrupt, as Spirits vanish, he is sunk
A soul-like breeze possesses all the wood;
The Boughs, the sprays have stood
As motionless, as stands the ancient Trunk,
But every leaf thro all the forest flutters,
And deep the Cavern of the Fountain mutters.

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