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Oscar Wilde (1854–1900).  Poems.  1881.

35. La Fuite de la Lune


    TO outer senses there is peace, 
    A dreamy peace on either hand, 
    Deep silence in the shadowy land, 
Deep silence where the shadows cease. 
  
    Save for a cry that echoes shrill         5
    From some lone bird disconsolate; 
    A corncrake calling to its mate; 
The answer from the misty hill. 
  
    And suddenly the moon withdraws 
    Her sickle from the lightening skies,  10
    And to her sombre cavern flies, 
Wrapped in a veil of yellow gauze. 


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