13. Nocturne


Here, where the bees are droning

Athwart the fuchsia bush,

All, all, save their intoning

Is wrapped in evening hush;

The drowsy river glimmers,

The twilight paling shimmers

After the sunset blush.


The bees are homeward wheeling

Their last and laden flight;

Good children now are kneeling

Ere mother dims their light;

Bright stars fall out of Heaven,

The fields to God are given

By His dark nursemaid Night.


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