Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, IN THE NIGHT, by ARTHUR WILLIAM SYMONS

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First Line: The moonlight had tangled the trees
Last Line: When we part, when for ever we part.
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting

The moonlight had tangled the trees
Under our feet as we walked in the night,
And the shadows beneath us were stirred by the breeze
In the magical light;
And the moon was a silver fire,
And the stars were flickers of flame,
Golden and violet and red;
And the night-wind sighed my desire,
And the wind in the tree-tops whispered and said
In her ear her adorable name.

But her heart would not hear what I heard,
The pulse of the night as it beat,
Love, Love, Love, the unspeakable word,
In its murmurous repeat;
She heard not the night-wind's sigh,
Nor her own name breathed in her ear,
Nor the cry of my heart to her heart,
A speechless, a clamorous cry:
"Love! Love! will she hear? will she hear?
O heart, she will hear, by-and-by,
When we part, when for ever we part.

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