John Bannister Tabb

(1845-1909 / the United States)

In Shadow - Poem by John Bannister Tabb

Heeds yonder star thy song,
O warbler of the night?
'I know not, for the way is long
That leads unto the light.
But as the music of the spheres,
A twinkling silence here appears,
Perchance my warbling from afar
Appears a star.'

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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