William Ernest Henley

(1849 - 1902 / Gloucester / England)

The Skies Are Strown With Stars


The skies are strown with stars,
The streets are fresh with dew
A thin moon drifts to westward,
The night is hushed and cheerful.
My thought is quick with you.

Near windows gleam and laugh,
And far away a train
Clanks glowing through the stillness:
A great content's in all things,
And life is not in vain.

Submitted: Monday, April 12, 2010

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