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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - The Light of Stars

The night is come, but not too soon;
And sinking silently,
All silently, the little moon
Drops down behind the sky.

There is no light in earth or heaven
But the cold light of stars;
And the first watch of night is given
To the red planet Mars.

Is it the tender star of love?
The star of love and dreams?
O no! from that blue tent above,
A hero's armor gleams.

And earnest thoughts within me rise,
When I behold afar,
Suspended in the evening skies,
The shield of that red star.

O star of strength! I see thee stand
And smile upon my pain;
Thou beckonest with thy mailed hand,
And I am strong again.

Within my breast there is no light
But the cold light of stars;
I give the first watch of the night
To the red planet Mars.

The star of the unconquered will,
He rises in my breast,
Serene, and resolute, and still,
And calm, and self-possessed.

And thou, too, whosoe'er thou art,
That readest this brief psalm,
As one by one thy hopes depart,
Be resolute and calm.

O fear not in a world like this,
And thou shalt know erelong,
Know how sublime a thing it is
To suffer and be strong.

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Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Poem: 5. The Light of Stars
Volume: Voices of the Night
Poem of the Day: Nov 22 2002

Comment 262 of 262, added on January 15th, 2015 at 10:04 PM.
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crorkz mattz from Australia
Comment 261 of 262, added on January 15th, 2015 at 7:22 PM.
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qETcmK You can definitely see your enthusiasm in the work you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to say how they believe. Always go after your heart.

crorkz mattz from Hungary
Comment 260 of 262, added on January 15th, 2015 at 6:52 PM.
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