"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).

Date: 1930Composer: Ernst BaconText: Walt WhitmanSong Collection: Songs at Parting

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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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Songs at Parting

Composer(s): Ernst Bacon

Song(s): 1. Grand is the Seen
2. The Last Invocation
3. Darest Thou Now, O Soul
4. Twilight
5. One Thought Ever at the Fore
6. Joy, Shipmate, Joy!
7. Whispers of Heavenly Death
8. The Sobbing of the Bells

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Ten Songs (Bacon)

Composer(s): Ernst Bacon

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