Publicado por: bulimundo | Dezembro 12, 2013

Buli olhares..Darkness fall…

The Day is Done

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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.


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