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Moi Kliniger

Moi Kliniger

The Day Is Done

THE DAY is done and the darkness
Falls from the wings of Night
As a feather is wafted downward
From an eagle in his flight.

I see the lights of the village
Gleam through the rain and the mist
And a feeling of sadness comes o'er me
That my soul cannot resist:

A feeling of sadness and longing
That is not akin to pain
And resembles sorrow only
As the mist resembles the rain.

Come read to me some poem
Some simple and heartfelt lay
That shall soothe this restless feeling
And banish the thoughts of day.

Not from the grand old masters
Not from the bards sublime
Whose distant footsteps echo
Through the corridors of Time.

For like strains of martial music
Their mighty thoughts suggest
Life's endless toil and endeavor;
And to-night I long for rest.

Read from some humbler poet
Whose songs gushed from his heart
As showers from the clouds of summer
Or tears from the eyelids start;

Who through long days of labor
And nights devoid of ease
Still heard in his soul the music
Of wonderful melodies.

Such songs have power to quiet
The restless pulse of care
And come like the benediction
That follows after prayer.

Then read from the treasured volume
The poem of thy choice
And lend to the rhyme of the poet
The beauty of thy voice.

And the night shall be filled with music
And the cares that infest the day
Shall fold their tents like the Arabs
And as silently steal away.

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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  1. Moi Kliniger
    14/08/2017 #15Anonymous
    #14 :)
  2. Luis Piriz
    14/08/2017 #14Luis Piriz
    #10 :)
  3. Moi Kliniger
    14/08/2017 #13Anonymous
    Many thanks @Pamela Williams for liking my post!
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    14/08/2017 #12Anonymous
    Thank you @Luiz Henrique Souza E, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador for likes!
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    14/08/2017 #11AnonymousReply
  6. Moi Kliniger
    14/08/2017 #10Anonymous
    #8 Thanks Luis!
  7. Moi Kliniger
    14/08/2017 #9Anonymous
    #7 Glad you apprive Bill !
  8. Luis Piriz
    14/08/2017 #8Luis Piriz
    Beautiful, Moi.
  9. Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    14/08/2017 #7Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Great work here
  10. Moi Kliniger
    14/08/2017 #6Anonymous
    @Rick Delmonico, thank you!
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    13/08/2017 #5Anonymous
    Much obliged@Dominique 🐝 Petersen, Happy Sunday!
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    13/08/2017 #3Anonymous
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, @Ana-María Llácer Sánchez, @Otilia Adelaida Jaramillo Inostroza, @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador, thank you for likes! Happy Sunday ☺