The Night Is Young
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The bright blue ether grays,
A succession of hue is seen,
Slowly, pink clouds drown,
Gray they became, surrounded by ebony.
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The night is young, they say,
Come out and play!
Hither, thither, whither,
As far as eyes can see.
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Time and time passed,
The pale moon rose,
Twilight, starlight, sparkles,
Twinkles as they dance.
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Yes, I said, let us go,
To hither, to thither,
To whither one knows,
As far as the great dome abodes.
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White light surrounds,
The ever glowing face,
Bringing light from unseen sun,
To earth, so dark, dismayed.
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Children danced this night,
Playing under starlight,
Bathed beneath moonlight's glow,
As long as night grows old.
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Clouds arrays the night sky gray,
Amongst the vault of ebony,
Little stars twinkles between,
Such splendour one sees.
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Come, they cry, let us go,
The stars have tempt us so,
To capture, to seize, to lay hold upon,
As far as heaven allows us reach.
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Empyrean grows heavy, leaden, dim,
Slowly, surely, stars recede,
Dark sky alights, blue becomes,
Sun's unseen light, appears.
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Dawn is at hand, morning yearns to come,
Night has gone, and soon, disperse,
Moonlight must fade,
As days has come always to be.
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Lurid dawn this morning brings,
Grey ether brightens blue,
Long gone are dimming lights,
Seen again, hue, successive.
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Wait, they say, wait in tenacity,
Wait till daylight ends,
For night shall return once more,
When night is young again.
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Author's Note:
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I was writing it in the midst of my English exams.
This is an updated version: [14/12/2003]
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