William Ernest Henley

(1849 - 1902 / Gloucester / England)

Between The Dusk Of A Summer Night - Poem by William Ernest Henley

Between the dusk of a summer night
And the dawn of a summer day,
We caught at a mood as it passed in flight,
And we bade it stoop and stay.
And what with the dawn of night began
With the dusk of day was done;
For that is the way of woman and man,
When a hazard has made them one.
Arc upon arc, from shade to shine,
The World went thundering free;
And what was his errand but hers and mine --
The lords of him, I and she?
O, it's die we must, but it's live we can,
And the marvel of earth and sun
Is all for the joy of woman and man
And the longing that makes them one.

Comments about Between The Dusk Of A Summer Night by William Ernest Henley

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (10/15/2016 9:07:00 AM)

    Great imagery and fine flow....The dusk of summers are like that only.... (Report)Reply

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  • Bruce Schwab (12/28/2009 8:34:00 PM)

    My God! ! ! Love in the full of bloom! I think Diana would agree. :)) (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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