William Wordsworth

(1770-1850 / Cumberland / England)

Hail, Twilight, Sovereign Of One Peaceful Hour - Poem by William Wordsworth

HAIL Twilight, sovereign of one peaceful hour!
Not dull art Thou as undiscerning Night;
But studious only to remove from sight
Day's mutable distinctions.--Ancient Power!
Thus did the waters gleam, the mountains lower,
To the rude Briton, when, in wolf-skin vest
Here roving wild, he laid him down to rest
On the bare rock, or through a leafy bower
Looked ere his eyes were closed. By him was seen
The self-same Vision which we now behold;
At thy meek bidding, shadowy Power! brought forth
These mighty barriers, and the gulf between;
The flood, the stars,--a spectacle as old
As the beginning of the heavens and earth!


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  • (3/30/2018 10:53:00 AM)

    Beautiful and the words have a soft music to them. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 5, 2010



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