The Starlight Night

  • The Starlight Night

  • Look at the stars! look, look up at the skies!
  • O look at all the fire-folk sitting in the air!
  • The bright boroughs, the circle-citadels there!
  • Down in dim woods the diamond delves! the elves’-eyes!
  • The grey lawns cold where gold, where quickgold lies!
  • Wind-beat whitebeam! airy abeles set on a flare!
  • Flake-doves sent floating forth at a farmyard scare!—
  • Ah well! it is all a purchase, all is a prize.
  • Buy then! bid then!—What?—Prayer, patience, alms, vows.
  • Look, look: a May-mess, like on orchard boughs!
  • Look! March-bloom, like on mealed-with-yellow sallows!
  • These are indeed the barn; withindoors house
  • The shocks.   This piece-bright paling shuts the spouse
  • Christ home, Christ and his mother and all his hallows.
trees of different color foliage
“airy abeles set on a flare!”
(see “Starlight Night, line 6)

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