Sonnets

Sonnets

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Sonnets

Sonnets

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Excerpt

NIGHT came again, but now I could not sleep.
The owls were watching in the yew, the mice
Gnawed at the wainscot, the mid dark was deep,
The death-watch knocked the dead man's summons
thrice.

The cats upon the pointed housetops peered
About the chimneys, with lit eyes which saw
Things in the darkness, moving, which they feared,
The midnight filled the quiet house with awe.
So, creeping down the stair, I drew the bolt
And passed into the darkness, and I knew
That Beauty was brought near by my revolt;
Beauty was in the moonlight, in the dew,
But more within myself whose venturous tread
Walked the dark house where death ticks called the
dead.

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