Lucy Maud Montgomery

(30 November 1874 – 24 Nisan 1942 / New London)

Night - Poem by Lucy Maud Montgomery

A pale enchanted moon is sinking low
Behind the dunes that fringe the shadowy lea,
And there is haunted starlight on the flow
Of immemorial sea.

I am alone and need no more pretend
Laughter or smile to hide a hungry heart;
I walk with solitude as with a friend
Enfolded and apart.

We tread an eerie road across the moor
Where shadows weave upon their ghostly looms,
And winds sing an old lyric that might lure
Sad queens from ancient tombs.

I am a sister to the loveliness
Of cool far hill and long-remembered shore,
Finding in it a sweet forgetfulness
Of all that hurt before.

The world of day, its bitterness and cark,
No longer have the power to make me weep;
I welcome this communion of the dark
As toilers welcome sleep.


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  • Susan Williams (3/1/2018 3:57:00 PM)


    We tread an eerie road across the moor
    Where shadows weave upon their ghostly looms,
    And winds sing an old lyric that might lure
    Sad queens from ancient tombs.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -] I have never read such an atmospheric verse except in Poe. Gives me shivers creeping up my spine even though I am sitting safe in my house with every light in it blazing now.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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