We Leave To-Night Poem by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

We Leave To-Night



WE leave to-night . . .
Silent, we filled the still, deserted street,
A column of dim gray,
And ghosts rose startled at the muffled beat
Along the moonless way;
The shadowy shipyards echoed to the feet
That turned from night and day.

And so we linger on the windless decks,
See on the spectre shore
Shades of a thousand days, poor gray-ribbed wrecks . . .
Oh, shall we then deplore
Those futile years!

See how the sea is white!
The clouds have broken and the heavens burn
To hollow highways, paved with gravelled light
The churning of the waves about the stern
Rises to one voluminous nocturne,
. . . We leave to-night.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Angelina Ferraro 22 May 2019

Great poem really inspiring to me. Actually helped me understand my self better as i was sitting at Starbucks editing a essay i kept on looking back on this poem to see that i could the essay done and I would leave tonight and i left 45 minutes later. THANKS FOR SUCH A GREAT POEM! ! ! ! ! !

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Francis Scott Fitzgerald

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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