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Augustin S. Macdonald, comp.  A Collection of Verse by California Poets.  1914.
 
Twilight Town
By Ralph Erwin Gibbs
 
OH, Twilight Town is the other side
  Of the Hills of the Sunset Light!
Just on the shore of the Sleepy Tide,
Where the weird dream-ships at anchor ride,
  Till they sail away at night.        5
 
They sail away over the slumber sea,
  And the pilot? None can tell.
But who may the crew and the passengers be?
There’s Tommy and Elsie, and several wee
  Little scamps that we know well.        10
 
With the whitest of carpets the decks are spread
  And guarded with golden rails;
Old Santa Claus is the figurehead,—
And soft by a lullaby air they’re sped
  That billows the misty sails.        15
 
 
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