The Black Panther: A Book of Poems

The Black Panther: A Book of Poems

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The Black Panther: A Book of Poems

The Black Panther: A Book of Poems

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Excerpt

NIGHT HAS ITS FEAR

NIGHT has its fear:

As the slow dusk advances, and the day

Fades out in fire along the starry way,

The ancient doubt draws near.

Vague shapes of dread--

Soft owl, or moth, and timid, twittering things--

Move through the growing dark; on furtive wings

The bat flits overhead.

And in the house

The death-watch ticks, the dust of time is stirred

With timorous footfalls, in the night is heard

The gnawing of the mouse.

Through the old room

What phantoms throng, what shapes that to and fro

Tremble, and lips that laughed here long ago--

Gone back into the gloom!

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