Mary Webb


The Night Sky - Poem by Mary Webb

The moon, beyond her violet bars,
From towering heights of thunder-cloud,
Sheds calm upon our scarlet wars,
To soothe a world so small, so loud.
And little clouds like feathered spray,
Like rounded waves on summer seas,
Or frosted panes on a winter day,
Float in the dark blue silences.
Within their foam, transparent, white,
Like flashing fish the stars go by
Without a sound across the night.
In quietude and secrecy
The white, soft lightnings feel their way
To the boundless dark and back again,
With less stir than a gnat makes
In its little joy, its little pain.

Topic(s) of this poem: night, sky


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  • Paul Reed (4/27/2015 5:37:00 AM)


    Enjoyed this very much.. a world so small, so loud.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 27, 2015



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