Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, DEPARTURE, by JOHN HALL WHEELOCK



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First Line: The twilight is starred
Last Line: You hang at my heart!
Subject(s): Dawn; Love; Sunrise


The twilight is starred,
The dawn has arisen;
Light breaks from the east
And Song from her prison.

Faint odors and sounds
The west-wind discloses
Of laughter and birds,
Of singing and roses.

It is time to be gone --
Day scatters the gloom;
But here at my side,
But still in the room,

Like the angel of life,
Too kind to depart,
You hang at my lips,
You hang at my heart!





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