Saturday, October 5, 2013

October 5


WHILE all creation sang its hymn anew,
   What could I do but sing a stave in tune?
   Spectral on high hung pale the vanishing moon,
Where a last hint of stars hung paling too.
Lark's lay--a cockcrow--with a scattered few
   Soft early chirpings,--with a tender croon
   Of doves,--a hundred thousand calls, and soon
A hundred thousand answers, sweet and true.
These set me singing too at unawares:
   One note for all delights and charities,
      One note for hope reviving with the light,
Till while I sang my heart cast off its cares,
      And revelled in the land of no more night.

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