Good Night.

Samuel Griswold Goodrich 1793 ( Ridgefield) – 1860 ( )



The sun has sunk behind the hills,
The shadows o'er the landscape creep;
A drowsy sound the woodland fills,
And nature folds her arms to sleep:
Good night good night.
  
The chattering jay has ceased his din
The noisy robin sings no more
The crow, his mountain haunt within,
Dreams 'mid the forest's surly roar:
Good night good night.
  
The sunlit cloud floats dim and pale;
The dew is falling soft and still;
The mist hangs trembling o'er the vale,
And silence broods o'er yonder mill:
Goodnight good night.
  
The rose, so ruddy in the light,
Bends on its stem all rayless now,
And by its side the lily white
A sister shadow, seems to bow:
Good night good night.
  
The bat may wheel on silent wing
The fox his guilty vigils keep
The boding owl his dirges sing;
But love and innocence will sleep:
Good night good night!
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Scheme ababC dedeC fgfgc chchC ibibC
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 798
Words 153
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

Samuel Griswold Goodrich

Samuel Griswold Goodrich (August 19, 1793 – May 9, 1860) was an American author, better known under the pseudonym Peter Parley.  more…

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