by Stephen Phillips (1868 - 1915)

Red skies
Language: English 
Red skies above a level land and thoughts of thee;
sinking sun on reedy strand, and alder tree.
Only the heron sailing home with heavy flight!
Ocean afar in silent foam, and coming night!
Dwindling day and drowsing birds, oh, my child!
Dimness and returning herds, memory wild.


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Researcher for this text: John Versmoren

This text was added to the website: 2004-07-07
Line count: 6
Word count: 48