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John Clare (Джон Клэр)


Evening


'Tis evening; the black snail has got on his track,
And gone to its nest is the wren,
And the packman snail, too, with his home on his back,
Clings to the bowed bents like a wen.

The shepherd has made a rude mark with his foot
Where his shadow reached when he first came,
And it just touched the tree where his secret love cut
Two letters that stand for love's name.

The evening comes in with the wishes of love,
And the shepherd he looks on the flowers,
And thinks who would praise the soft song of the dove,
And meet joy in these dew-falling hours.

For Nature is love, and finds haunts for true love,
Where nothing can hear or intrude;
It hides from the eagle and joins with the dove,
In beautiful green solitude. 



John Clare's other poems:
  1. Dyke Side
  2. Letter In Verse
  3. The Cottager
  4. Badger
  5. Wild Bees


Poems of other poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • Percy Shelley (Перси Шелли) Evening ("The sun is set; the swallows are asleep")
  • Charlotte Smith (Шарлотта Смит) Evening ("OH! soothing hour, when glowing day")
  • Charles Mackay (Чарльз Маккей) Evening ("Tis sweet at morn among the corn")
  • Joanna Baillie (Джоанна Бейли) Evening ("HOW lovely, Evening, is thy parting smile!")
  • Robert Anderson (Роберт Андерсон) Evening ("How sweet 'tis to rove at the close of the day")
  • Thomas Aird (Томас Эрд) Evening ("Those shouts proclaim the village school is out")
  • Menella Smedley (Менелла Смедли) Evening ("It is the hour of evening")

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