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Impressions (Author: Oscar Wilde)



La Fuite de la Lune

  1. 1] To outer senses there is peace,
    2] A dreamy peace on either hand,
    3] Deep silence in the shadowy land,
    4] Deep silence where the shadows cease.
  2. 5] Save for a cry that echoes shrill
    6] From some lone bird disconsolate;
    7] A corncrake calling to its mate;
    8] The answer from the misty hill.
  3. 9] And suddenly the moon withdraws
    10] Her sickle from the lightening skies,
    11] And to her sombre cavern flies,
    12] Wrapped in a veil of yellow gauze.