Sidney Lanier

Macon / Georgia
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An Evening Song.

Rating: 2.9
Look off, dear Love, across the sallow sands,
And mark yon meeting of the sun and sea,
How long they kiss in sight of all the lands.
Ah! longer, longer, we.

Now in the sea's red vintage melts the sun,
As Egypt's pearl dissolved in rosy wine,
And Cleopatra night drinks all. 'Tis done,
Love, lay thine hand in mine.
Come forth, sweet stars, and comfort heaven's heart;
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COMMENTS
Rajnish Manga 26 September 2017
The elegance of the sun-set time and the soothing impact of evening comes alive through the poem: Now in the sea's red vintage melts the sun, As Egypt's pearl dissolved in rosy wine,
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Oliver Samuel 27 August 2017
more to lyrics
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Oliver Samuel 27 August 2017
I like this poem
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Brian Jani 29 April 2014
I like this poem, it's quite good
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Geoff Swinden 06 August 2013
Marvellously set to music by Charles Griffes.
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