by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872 - 1906)

Evening
Language: English 
The moon begins her stately ride
  Across the summer sky;
The happy wavelets lash the shore, -- 
  The tide is rising high.

Beneath some friendly blade of grass
  The lazy beetle cowers;
The coffers of the air are filled
  With offerings from the flowers.

And slowly buzzing o'er my head
  A swallow wings her flight;
I hear the weary plowman sing
  As falls the restful night.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-07-27
Line count: 12
Word count: 65