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Poem by William Ernest Henley


A Wink from Hesper


A wink from Hesper, falling
  Fast in the wintry sky,
Comes through the even blue,
Dear, like a word from youЕ
  Is it good-bye?

Across the miles between us
  I send you sigh for sigh.
Good-Night, sweet friend, good-night:
Till life and all take flight,
  Never good-bye.



William Ernest Henley


William Ernest Henley's other poems:
  1. In Rotten Row
  2. London Types: Bus Driver
  3. The Ways of Death Are Soothing and Serene
  4. Let Us Be Drunk
  5. On The Way To Kew


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