by: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
- OW beautiful at eventide
- To see the twilight shadows pale,
- Steal o'er the landscape, far and wide,
- O'er stream and meadow, mound and dale!
- How soft is Nature's calm repose
- When ev'ning skies their cool dews weep:
- The gentlest wind more gently blows,
- As if to soothe her in her sleep!
- The gay morn breaks,
- Mists roll away,
- All Nature awakes
- To glorious day.
- In my breast alone
- Dark shadows remain;
- The peace it has known
- It can never regain.
POEMS BY CHARLES DICKENS
"Lucy's Song" is reprinted
from The Poems and Verse of Charles Dickens. Ed. F.G.
Kitton. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1903.