William Ernest Henley

(1849 - 1902 / Gloucester / England)

A Wink From Hesper - Poem by William Ernest Henley

A wink from Hesper, falling
Fast in the wintry sky,
Comes through the even blue,
Dear, like a word from you…
Is it good-bye?

Across the miles between us
I send you sigh for sigh.
Good-Night, sweet friend, good-night:
Till life and all take flight,
Never good-bye.


Comments about A Wink From Hesper by William Ernest Henley

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (7/29/2019 12:16:00 AM)

    Good-Night, sweet friend, good-night:
    Till life and all take flight,
    Never good-bye.....touching concluding. Beautiful poem.
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  • (7/28/2019 11:39:00 AM)

    " Time is a leasehold of unsure date
    Conceded to thee by everlasting destiny"
    Astounding truth introduced in a spectacular way by the extraordinary soul. Deserving of exemplary sonnet of the Day.

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  • (7/28/2019 9:05:00 AM)

    An amazing poem narrating thick bondage in precise form. The profound simple poem is simply superb and worthy classic poem of the day. (Report)Reply

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  • Aniruddha Pathak (7/28/2019 6:20:00 AM)

    In a wink of a few words such romantic poetry,
    beautiful.
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  • Ruta Mohapatra (7/28/2019 3:34:00 AM)

    How romantic, how it flows from the depth of the poet's heart! (Report)Reply

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  • Adeeb Alfateh (7/28/2019 1:35:00 AM)

    Across the miles between us
    I send you sigh for sigh.
    Good-Night, sweet friend, good-night:

    superb and great 10++++++++++++++
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  • (7/28/2019 12:55:00 AM)

    Friends until the end. This is what this poem seems to be saying. There is much more to say of this take, but this site does not allowed for complete reviews on poems. We do not have the space. I wish we had for poetry such as this. (Report)Reply

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  • Susan Williams (5/1/2017 5:09:00 PM)

    That was a lot of feeling packed into a few beautifully written verses. (Report)Reply

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (5/1/2017 12:03:00 PM)

    An endearing poem of true friendship!
    Beautiful and concise!
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  • (5/1/2017 3:51:00 AM)

    a poem of a close friendship right to the very end? because true friends will stick together and go hand in hand? ...........superbly written. (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (5/1/2017 3:35:00 AM)

    Across the miles.... thanks for posting.... (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/1/2017 2:24:00 AM)

    Even blue! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

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  • Rini Shibu (5/1/2017 1:46:00 AM)

    Wow very beautiful lines (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 12, 2010



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