English poetry

Poets Х Biographies Х Poem Themes Х Random Poem Х
The Rating of Poets Х The Rating of Poems

Poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Afternoon in February


The day is ending,
The night is descending;
The marsh is frozen,
The river dead. 

Through clouds like ashes
The red sun flashes
On village windows
That glimmer red. 

The snow recommences;
The buried fences
Mark no longer
The road o'er the plain; 

While through the meadows,
Like fearful shadows,
Slowly passes
A funeral train. 

The bell is pealing,
And every feeling
Within me responds
To the dismal knell; 

Shadows are trailing,
My heart is bewailing
And tolling within
Like a funeral bell.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Poem Themes: Evening, February

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's other poems:
  1. The Warden of the Cinque Ports
  2. To the River Charles
  3. A Wraith in the Mist
  4. Travels by the Fireside
  5. God's Acre


Poem to print Print

2964 Views



Last Poems


To Russian version


–ейтинг@Mail.ru

English Poetry. E-mail eng-poetry.ru@yandex.ru