Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A WHITE NIGHT, by ARTHUR WILLIAM SYMONS



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First Line: The yellow moon across the clouds
Last Line: A phantom day.
Subject(s): Insomnia; Sleeplessness


The yellow moon across the clouds
That shiver in the sky;
White, hurrying travellers, the clouds,
And, white and aching cold on high,
Stars in the sky.

Whiter, along the frozen earth,
The miracle of snow;
Close covered as for sleep, the earth
Lies, mutely slumbering below
Its shroud of snow.

Sleepless I wander in the night,
And, wandering, watch for day;
Earth sleeps, yet, high in heaven, the night
Awakens, faint and far away,
A phantom day.





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