Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SHADOWS AT CLOSE OF DAY, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS

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SHADOWS AT CLOSE OF DAY, by                    
First Line: A pekinese lay dreaming
Last Line: Shadows at close of day.
Subject(s): Night; Peace; Shadows; Silence; Sleep; Soul; Bedtime

A Pekinese lay dreaming
Upon a cushioned chair,
His growls like distant thunder
Disturbed the peaceful air.

An Emperor was scheming
Behind his palace door,
Of glory too was dreaming,
Of conquest, strife, and gore.

A Prelate famed was preaching,
Within great walls of stone,—
Sounds reached the nave and ceiling
From thoughts that were his own.

The world through space revolving
Was passing on its way,
The night was fast approaching;
Shadows at close of day.

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