A Summer Evening.

George W Doneghy 1856 ( Union Parish, Louisiana, ) – 1937 (, Little Rock, Arkansas, )



I.
  
The sun has sunk in the crimson west,
And "around the languid eyes of day"
The Twilight's dreamy shadows rest
And light and shade alternate play;
The winds are hushed, nor leaf nor flower
Is swayed with motion by their power.
  
  
II.
  
The fireflies with meteor lamps
Arise from out the dewy lawn,
And there the elfin cricket chants
His vespers when the day is gone,
And far above, the sky's coquette
With all her starry train is met.
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Submitted on August 03, 2020

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABABCC XDXDAX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 430
Words 84
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 6, 6

George W Doneghy

George Washington Donaghey was the 22nd Governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas from 1909 to 1913. more…

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