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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - CURFEW


Solemnly, mournfully,
Dealing its dole,
The Curfew Bell
Is beginning to toll.

Cover the embers,
And put out the light;
Toil comes with the morning,
And rest with the night.

Dark grow the windows,
And quenched is the fire;
Sound fades into silence,--
All footsteps retire.

No voice in the chambers,
No sound in the hall!
Sleep and oblivion
Reign over all!


The book is completed,
And closed, like the day;
And the hand that has written it
Lays it away.

Dim grow its fancies;
Forgotten they lie;
Like coals in the ashes,
They darken and die.

Song sinks into silence,
The story is told,
The windows are darkened,
The hearth-stone is cold.

Darker and darker
The black shadows fall;
Sleep and oblivion
Reign over all.

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CURFEW - Comments and Information

Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Poem: 23. CURFEW
Volume: The Belfry of Bruges and Other Poems
Poem of the Day: Feb 4 2011

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Comment 70 of 71, added on September 2nd, 2015 at 7:55 PM.

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Comment 69 of 71, added on September 2nd, 2015 at 7:20 PM.

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