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Poem by Charles Mackay


'Tis sweet at morn among the corn,
When air and earth are jolly,
But sweeter far, at evening's star,
Among the woods of holly.
The morn, though fair, is tinged with care,
Pain wakens with the morrow;
But evening's light, though not so bright,
Is not so full of sorrow.

O, pensive star, that shin'st afar,
Why dost thou beam so sweetly?
O, bird of eve, why dost thou grieve
So mournfully and featly?
The pale star shines, the bird repines
Among the woods of holly,
To soothe away the cares of day,
And cleanse the heart from folly. 

Charles Mackay

Poem Theme: Evening

Charles Mackay's other poems:
  1. Street Companions
  2. The Poor Man's Sunday Walk
  3. Lorenzo Pines in Dungeon Gloom
  4. The Light in the Window
  5. The Out-Comer and the In-Goer

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Percy Shelley Evening ("The sun is set; the swallows are asleep")
  • John Clare Evening ("Tis evening; the black snail has got on his track")
  • Charlotte Smith Evening ("OH! soothing hour, when glowing day")
  • John Keble Evening ("ТTis gone, that bright and orbèd blaze")
  • Joanna Baillie Evening ("HOW lovely, Evening, is thy parting smile!")
  • Robert Anderson Evening ("How sweet 'tis to rove at the close of the day")
  • Thomas Aird Evening ("Those shouts proclaim the village school is out")
  • Oliver Holmes Evening ("DAY hath put on his jacket, and around")
  • Marjorie Pickthall Evening ("WHEN the white iris folds the drowsing bee")
  • Menella Smedley Evening ("It is the hour of evening")

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