William Allingham
Donegal / Ireland
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After Sunset

Rating: 3.5
The vast and solemn company of clouds
Around the Sun's death, lit, incarnadined,
Cool into ashy wan; as Night enshrouds
The level pasture, creeping up behind
Through voiceless vales, o'er lawn and purpled hill
And hazéd mead, her mystery to fulfil.
Cows low from far-off farms; the loitering wind
Sighs in the hedge, you hear it if you will,--
Tho' all the wood, alive atop with wings
Lifting and sinking through the leafy nooks,
Seethes with the clamour of a thousand rooks.
Now every sound at length is hush'd away.
These few are sacred moments. One more Day
Drops in the shadowy gulf of bygone things.
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Amir Marandi 02 April 2021
Amazing imagery depicting the futile moments.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 01 April 2021
Love the lines cite the most! Unforgettable lines!
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Sylvia Frances Chan 01 April 2021
Through voiceless vales, o'er lawn and purpled hill And hazéd mead, her mystery to fulfil. Cows low from far-off farms; the loitering wind Sighs in the hedge, you hear it if you will, --What most beautiful true poetry this is!
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Zoyza Da Vinka 31 March 2021
Excellent poem. These few are sacred moments. One more Day Drops in the shadowy gulf of bygone things.
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A beautiful poem with compelling imagery.
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Chinedu Dike 31 March 2021
A beautiful piece of art.
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Indira Renganathan 31 March 2021
Excellent description of an evening...top marks
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Khairul Ahsan 01 January 2019
A wonderful imagery of 'after sunset' drawn so beautifully! 'Cows low from far-off farms; the loitering wind Sighs in the hedge, you hear it if you will, - ' - loved these two lines the most!
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Prabir Gayen 30 December 2018
Very fine description of evening....the sunset. ........
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Mahtab Bangalee 30 December 2018
After Sunset-One more Day// beautiful poem
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