George Meredith

(12 February 1828 – 18 May 1909 / Portsmouth, England)

By Morning Twilight - Poem by George Meredith

Night, like a dying mother,
Eyes her young offspring, Day.
The birds are dreamily piping.
And O, my love, my darling!
The night is life ebb'd away:
Away beyond our reach!
A sea that has cast us pale on the beach;
Weeds with the weeds and the pebbles
That hear the lone tamarisk rooted in sand
Sway
With the song of the sea to the land.


Comments about By Morning Twilight by George Meredith

  • Alexander Julian (8/8/2017 8:27:00 PM)


    When he uses the word weeds twice, it seems to me as if he's catching on to two different worlds of meaning. (Report) Reply

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  • Paul Amrod (8/8/2017 5:19:00 PM)


    Nachts wie eine sterbende Mutter, Echt ein harter Ausdruck, Ins gesamt gefällt mir und ist ein sehr schöner Blick in den kommenden Morgen, Danke für's teilen, Paul (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (8/8/2017 5:00:00 PM)


    The poem has nice imagery but somehow feels very disconnected. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (8/8/2017 10:56:00 AM)


    Clever use of metaphors to depict a scene of night. Creepy but refreshing, it flows very nice.

    Weeds with the weeds and the pebbles
    That hear the lone tamarisk rooted in sand
    Sway
    With the song of the sea to the land.....is very nice.Thanks for sharing.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (8/8/2017 10:54:00 AM)


    With the Song! ! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/8/2017 5:48:00 AM)


    Marvellous metaphorical poem shared. Thanks to his soul and congratulation too. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (8/8/2017 5:22:00 AM)


    Look at the exquisite personification and metaphor used in the poem. where the nature itself speaks out.
    Thank you, George.
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (8/8/2017 3:30:00 AM)


    Such an awesome poem...... (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (8/8/2017 12:27:00 AM)


    An excellent write of delight. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 14, 2010



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