Eventide



Horizon’s edge drowns out the sun
As slow tide ebbs and flows,
And laps upon the shore so brown
As daylight westward goes.

The rushing sound of waters deep
Stirs up my soul in thought;
How swiftly Time escapes our reach
And soon, alas, is nought.

Oh! use it well, these years you have,
For long they only seem;
Yet swift away on evening wave
May drift away your dream.

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Musings on the ebb and flow of Time

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Written on February 23, 2022

Submitted by Dirhaval on February 26, 2022

Modified on April 24, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XAXA XBXB XCXC
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 374
Words 79
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4

Shelby Minick

Shelby grew up reading from a young age and was encouraged to try her hand at different writing styles throughout her schooling years. She began writing poetry several years ago, and her influences are such poets as Tennyson, Longfellow, Kipling, and Tolkien, to name a few. more…

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