Saturday, October 09, 2010

Sunset


After a good 2-mile walk, here's my reward. A blazing sunset which reminds me of my favorite poem, The Day is Done by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Thank you Lord for the beauty that surrounds me.

Here are a few stanzas from the poem to whet your literary appetite:

The day is done, and the darkness
  Falls from the wings of night,
As a feather is wafted downward
  From an eagle in his flight.
  
I see the lights of the village  
  Gleam through the rain and the mist,
And a feeling of sadness comes o'er me
  That my soul cannot resist:
  
A feeling of sadness and longing,
  That is not akin to pain,
And resembles sorrow only
  As the mist resembles the rain

Come, read to me some poem,
  Some simple and heartfelt lay,
That shall soothe this restless feeling,  
  And banish the thoughts of day.

For the rest of this lovely poem, here's the link: http://www.bartleby.com/102/65.html.

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Image by Charie

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