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First Line: One still dark night, I sat alone and wrote
Last Line: And left me listening to the sinking sound.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness

One still dark night I sat alone and wrote:
So still it was that distant Chanticleer
Seemed to cry out his warning at my ear,
Save for the brooding echo in his throat.
Sullen I sat, when like the nightwind's note
A voice said, "Wherefore doth he weep and fear?
Doth he not know no cry to God is dumb?"
Another spoke: "His heart is dimmed and drowned
With grief." I knew the shape that bended then
To kiss me, when suddenly I once again
Across the watches of the starless gloom
Heard the cock scream and pause: the morning bell
Into the gulfs of night dropped One! The vision fell
And left me listening to the sinking sound.

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