Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Portland, Maine
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Portland, Maine
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By The Seaside : Twilight

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The twilight is sad and cloudy,
The wind blows wild and free,
And like the wings of sea-birds
Flash the white caps of the sea.

But in the fisherman's cottage
There shines a ruddier light,
And a little face at the window
Peers out into the night.
Close, close it is pressed to the window,
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Walterrean Salley 25 November 2016
(By The Seaside: Twilight by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.) ... And why do the roaring ocean, And the night-wind, wild and bleak, As they beat at the heart of the mother, Drive the color from her cheek? ______________________________________ **From a familiar, but rough, oceanic scene, the poet has weaved a telling story.
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