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Poem by Charles Tennyson Turner
East or West?
I sat within a window, looking west, On a fair autumn eve; the forest leaves Moved o'er a fiery sunset, vision blest After that day of storm and rainy eaves. While thus I gazed, I heard a sweet voice cry:-- "Come to the east, and see the rainbow die. On the last shower anon the moon will rise, And light the village when the rainbow dies." Betwixt the two I cold not well decide; For each was fair, and both would vanish soon. But that sweet voice cried eastward still: I knew No light would pierce the wood when day withdrew; So I went east and to the rising moon The village brightened when the rainbow died.
Charles Tennyson Turner
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