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Phillis Wheatley - An Hymn To The Evening

SOON as the sun forsook the eastern main
The pealing thunder shook the heav'nly plain;
Majestic grandeur! From the zephyr's wing,
Exhales the incense of the blooming spring.
Soft purl the streams, the birds renew their notes,
And through the air their mingled music floats.
Through all the heav'ns what beauteous dies are
spread!
But the west glories in the deepest red:
So may our breasts with ev'ry virtue glow,
The living temples of our God below!
Fill'd with the praise of him who gives the light,
And draws the sable curtains of the night,
Let placid slumbers sooth each weary mind,
At morn to wake more heav'nly, more refin'd;
So shall the labours of the day begin
More pure, more guarded from the snares of sin.
Night's leaden sceptre seals my drowsy eyes, 

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Poet: Phillis Wheatley
Poem: An Hymn To The Evening
Poem of the Day: Jan 16 2006

Comment 4 of 4, added on March 15th, 2010 at 8:46 PM.

The poem is the worst poem I know of. Whoever wrote this was dumb and was from really old times. If it's so good why not put it in the news!!!???

Frederick Westanuk from New Zealand
Comment 3 of 4, added on December 3rd, 2009 at 8:58 PM.

im mad that you havnt said anything about the true meaning of this poem.... i wish you would because i need to know for a school project... and know i dont know and it is all of your fault. im mad, i hate you. Good bye

Kathyrn Wolanski
Comment 2 of 4, added on September 27th, 2008 at 6:35 PM.

An Hymn to the Evening
What is met by the first stanza.
From the zephyr's wing
Exhales the incense of the blooming spring

john smith from United States

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