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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  The New Poetry: An Anthology.  1917.
 
169. Early Nightfall
 
By Scharmel Iris
 
 
THE PALE day drowses on the western steep;
The toiler faints along the marge of sleep
Within the sunset-press, incarnadine,
The sun, a peasant, tramples out his wine.
 
Ah, scattered gold rests on the twilight streams;        5
The poppy opes her scarlet purse of dreams.
Night with the sickle-moon engarners wheat,
And binds the sheaves of stars beneath her feet.
 
Rest, weary heart, and every flight-worn bird!
The brooklet of the meadow lies unstirred.        10
Sleep, every soul, against a comrade breast!
God grant you peace, and guard you in your rest!
 

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