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Poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Afternoon in February


The day is ending,
The night is descending;
The marsh is frozen,
The river dead. 

Through clouds like ashes
The red sun flashes
On village windows
That glimmer red. 

The snow recommences;
The buried fences
Mark no longer
The road o'er the plain; 

While through the meadows,
Like fearful shadows,
Slowly passes
A funeral train. 

The bell is pealing,
And every feeling
Within me responds
To the dismal knell; 

Shadows are trailing,
My heart is bewailing
And tolling within
Like a funeral bell.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Poem Themes: Evening, February

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's other poems:
  1. Chaucer
  2. The Crew of the Long Serpent
  3. King Olafs War-Horns
  4. Einar Tamberskelver
  5. King Olafs Death-Drink


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