Twilight

(1930)

"Twilight" is the fourth song in Ernst Bacon's song collection Songs at Parting: A Selection of Poems by Walt Whitman. The same song can also be found in an earlier collection of Bacon songs entitled Ten Songs (of 1928).

Image: Walt Whitman, 1849 or 1850, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Digital ID: ppmsca 09313

Twilight

Twilight
by Walt Whitman


The soft voluptuous opiate shades,
The sun just gone, the eager light dispell'd--(I too will soon be gone, dispell'd,)
A haze--nirwana--rest and night--oblivion.


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