John Bannister Tabb

(1845-1909 / the United States)

A Sunset - Poem by John Bannister Tabb

What means it, Lord? No Daniel
In Nature's banquet-hall
Appears, thy messenger, to spell
The writing on the wall.

Is it the Babylonian doom,-
A kingdom passed away,-
A midnight monarch to assume
The majesty of Day?

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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