by Adelaide Crapsey (1878 - 1914)

Night
Language: English 
I have minded me
Of the noon-day brightness,
And the cricket's drowsy
Singing in the sunshine...

I have minded me
Of the slim marsh-grasses
That the winds at twilight,
Dying, scarcely ripple...

And I cannot sleep.

I have minded me
Of a lily-pond,
Where the waters sway
All the moonlit leaves
And the curled long stems...

And I cannot sleep.

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 60