Arthur Symons

(28 February 1865 – 22 January 1945 / Milford Havens, Wales)

Alla Dogana Poem by Arthur Symons



Night, and the silence of the night,
In Venice; far away, a song;
As if the lyric water made
Itself a serenade;
As if the water's silence were a song
Sent up into the night.

Night, a more perfect day,
A day of shadows luminous,
Water and sky at one, at one with us;
As if the very peace of night,
The older peace than heaven or light,
Came down into the day.

Submitted: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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