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Over silent water

Language: English

Over silent water
                              day descending
                                                           night ascending
floods the gentle glory of the sunset
In a golden greeting
                                     splendidly to westward
as pale twilight
                            trem-
                                       bles
                                                into
                                                        Darkness
comes the last light's gracious exhortation
                                                             Lifting up to peace
so when life shall falter
                                          standing on the shores of the
eternal
god
         May I behold my sunset
Flooding
                 over silent waters


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First published in Eight Harvard Poets, 1917

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Text added to the website: 2009-03-07T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:03:10
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