John Greenleaf Whittier

Haverhill, Massachusetts
John Greenleaf Whittier
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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What The Traveller Said At Sunset

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The shadows grow and deepen round me,
I feel the deffall in the air;
The muezzin of the darkening thicket,
I hear the night-thrush call to prayer.

The evening wind is sad with farewells,
And loving hands unclasp from mine;
Alone I go to meet the darkness
Across an awful boundary-line.
As from the lighted hearths behind me
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