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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Asia: Vols. XXI–XXIII.  1876–79.
 
India: Agra
Agra
John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)
 
(From Miriam)

                    AGRA slept,
By the long light of sunset overswept:
The river flowing through a level land,
By mango-groves and banks of yellow sand,
Skirted with lime and olive, gay kiosks,        5
Fountains at play, tall minarets of mosques,
Fair pleasure-gardens with their flowering trees
Relieved against the mournful cypresses;
And, air-poised, lightly as the blown sea-foam,
The marble wonder of some holy dome        10
Hung a white moonrise over the still wood,
Glassing its beauty in a stiller flood.
 
 
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