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Poem by Charles Heavysege


Night


'Tis solemn darkness; the sublime of shade;
Night, by no stars nor rising moon relieved;
The awful blank of nothingness arrayed,
O'er which my eye-balls roll in vain, deceived.
Upward, around, and downward I explore,
E'en to the frontiers of the ebon air,
But cannot, though I strive, discover more
Than what seems one huge cavern of despair.
Oh, Night, art thou so grim, when, black and bare
Of moonbeams, and no cloudlets to adorn,
Like a nude Ethiop 'twixt two houris fair,
Thou stand'st between the evening and the morn?
I took thee for an angel, but have wooed
A cacodaemon in mine ignorant mood.



Charles Heavysege

Poem Theme: Night

Charles Heavysege's other poems:
  1. Childhood Alone Is Glad
  2. Secrets Of The Heart
  3. The Dead
  4. The Infinite
  5. The Coming of Morn


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Anne Brontë Night ("I love the silent hour of night")
  • William Morris Night ("I am Night: I bring again")
  • Thomas Aird Night ("From sleepless work, and a ne'er-setting sun")
  • George Russell Night ("HEART-HIDDEN from the outer things I rose")
  • William Browne Night ("Now great Hyperion left his golden throne")
  • Henry Longfellow Night ("Into the darkness and the hush of night")
  • Sidney Lanier Night ("Fair is the wedded reign of Night and Day")
  • James Thomson Night ("HE cried out through the night")
  • Jones Very Night ("I thank thee, Father, that the night is near")
  • Ella Wilcox Night ("As some dusk mother shields from all alarms")
  • Lucy Montgomery Night ("A pale enchanted moon is sinking low")

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