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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume V. Nature.  1904.
 
II. Light: Day: Night
Evening
Archibald Lampman (1861–1899)
 
FROM upland slopes I see the cows file by,
  Lowing, great-chested, down the homeward trail,
  By dusking fields and meadows shining pale
With moon-tipped dandelions; flickering high,
A peevish night-hawk in the western sky        5
  Beats up into the lucent solitudes,
  Or drops with griding wing; the stilly woods
Grow dark and deep, and gloom mysteriously.
Cool night-winds creep and whisper in mine ear;
  The homely cricket gossips at my feet;        10
  From far-off pools and wastes of reeds I hear
With ebb and change the chanting frogs break sweet
  In full Pandean chorus; one by one
Shine out the stars, and the great night comes on.
 
 
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