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A Sunset

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I love the evenings, passionless and fair, I love the evens,
Whether old manor-fronts their ray with golden fulgence leavens,
In numerous leafage bosomed close;
Whether the mist in reefs of fire extend its reaches sheer,
Or a hundred sunbeams splinter in an azure atmosphere
On cloudy archipelagos.

Oh, gaze ye on the firmament! a hundred clouds in motion,
Up-piled in the immense sublime beneath the winds' commotion,
Their unimagined shapes accord:
Under their waves at intervals flame a pale levin through,
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Kumarmani Mahakul 21 June 2017
With love that has not speech for need! Beneath their solemn beauty is a mystery infinite: If winter hue them like a pall, or if the summer night Fantasy them starre brede.... love these lines. Beautiful poem shared. Thanks.
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Once again, a fake ! This is not Victor Hugo's text but a translation by Francis Thompson. And on top of that, somebody has thought wise to REWRITE Thompson's English with an American spelling. Soleils couchants (Sunsets) is the XXXVth chapter of Hugo's Les Feuilles d'Automne (published 1831) It consists of a series of six poems of different lengths, all written in 1828 on different dates. The poems are numbered I to VI. None of them has a title. This is poem I in the Francis Thompson translation. That means there are five that are missing. Once again, you've been incomplete and inaccurate.
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Edward Kofi Louis 21 June 2017
With love! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Anil Kumar Panda 21 June 2017
Wonderful imagery. A very nice poem. Loved it.
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Kayode Are 21 June 2017
Enthralling, musical, powerful words which conveys awe and wonder. A superb poem.
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Alexander Julian 21 June 2017
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Bernard F. Asuncion 21 June 2017
Reminds me of the song TILL THE SUNCOMES UP AGAIN... Thanks for posting....
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Margaret O Driscoll 08 February 2016
A riot of shapes and colours, wonderful
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