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Poem by Archibald Lampman


Midnight


From where I sit, I see the stars, 
         And down the chilly floor
The moon between the frozen bars 
         Is glimmering dim and hoar.
Without in many a peakèd mound 
         The glinting snowdrifts lie;
There is no voice or living sound; 
         The embers slowly die.
Yet some wild thing is in mine ear; 
         I hold my breath and hark;
Out of the depth I seem to hear 
         A crying in the dark;

No sound of man or wife or child,
         No sound of beast that groans,
Or of the wind that whistles wild, 
         Or of the tree that moans:
I know not what it is I hear;
         I bend my head and hark:
I cannot drive it from mine ear, 
         That crying in the dark. 



Archibald Lampman

Poem Theme: Midnight

Archibald Lampman's other poems:
  1. Freedom
  2. An Impression
  3. Among the Timothy
  4. Why Do Ye Call the Poet Lonely
  5. Heat


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Thomas Hood Midnight ("Unfathomable Night! how dost thou sweep")
  • Henry Vaughan Midnight ("WHEN to my Eyes")
  • Clinton Scollard Midnight ("The world is locked in sleep with perfect night")
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Midnight ("All dark! - no light, no ray!")
  • Louisa Bevington Midnight ("THERE are sea and sky about me")

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