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Poem by Archibald Lampman


Winter Evening


TO-NIGHT the very horses springing by
Toss gold from whitened nostrils. In a dream
The streets that narrow to the westward gleam
Like rows of golden palaces; and high
From all the crowded chimneys tower and die
A thousand aureoles. Down in the west
The brimming plains beneath the sunset rest,
One burning sea of gold. Soon, soon shall fly
The glorious vision, and the hours shall feel
A mightier master; soon from height to height,
With silence and the sharp unpitying stars,
Stern creeping frosts, and winds that touch like steel,
Out of the depth beyond the eastern bars,
Glittering and still shall come the awful night. 



Archibald Lampman

Poem Themes: Evening, Winter

Archibald Lampman's other poems:
  1. The Bird and the Hour
  2. By an Autumn Stream
  3. Comfort of the Fields
  4. The Sun Cup
  5. Among the Millet


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