Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, IMPLACABLE BEAUTY, by JOHN HALL WHEELOCK

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IMPLACABLE BEAUTY, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the wide waste the web of twilight trembling
Last Line: Hangs, like a scimitar.
Subject(s): Beauty

On the wide waste the web of twilight trembling,
Hangs low with stars and night,
The dying day, in the worn west dissembling,
Crowns his defeat with light.

Here by the sands and dunes my soul sinks crying,
By beauty stabbed to death --
"O in the dusk of the world let me too, dying,
Mingle with these my breath!"

There is no answer. In the cold heavens shining,
Star trembles unto star;
The virgin moon in the clear west declining
Hangs, like a scimitar.

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