Sunday, September 25, 2016

Autumn Twilight / Arthur Symons

Autumn Twilight

The long September evening dies
     In mist along the fields and lanes;
Only a few faint stars surprise
     The lingering twilight as it wanes.

Night creeps across the darkening vale;
     On the horizon tree by tree
Fades into shadowy skies as pale
     As moonlight on a shadowy sea.

And, down the mist-enfolded lanes.
     Grown pensive now with evening.
See, lingering as the twilight wanes,
     Lover with lover wandering.

Arthur Symons (1865-1945)
from London Nights, 1895

[Poem is in the public domain in Canada, the United States, and the European Union]

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