Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SUNSET ON THE CUMBERLAND, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH

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SUNSET ON THE CUMBERLAND, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Upon the 'chimneys' yesterday
Last Line: That sunset scene admiring.
Subject(s): Cumberland Mountains; Evening; Sunset; Twilight

Upon the "Chimneys" yesterday
We sat beneath the trees
While sang the birds and softly blew
The flower scented breeze.

You should have been with us upon
Those "Chimney Rocks" and seen
The golden sun in grandeur sink
Behind the hill-tops green.

Like bars across the western sky
Such gorgeous streaks of red,
Such brilliant hues of yellow
Of blue and pink were spread.

So richly blended were those hues
They cast a lovely splendor
Which words cannot describe upon
The budding tree tops tender.

Had Rembrandt been with us I doubt
Quite much if he on canvas
Could have portrayed with brush and paint
That sunset's loveliness.

Long sat we on those moss grown rocks
With eyes and minds untiring,
The beauty and the grandeur of
That sunset scene admiring.

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