At Sunset

Don Marquis

The sun-god stooped from out the sky
  To kiss the flushing sea,
While all the winds of all the world
  Made jovial melody;
The night came hurrying up to hide
  The lovers with her tent;
The governed thunders, rank on rank,
  Stood mute with wonderment;
The pale worn moon, a jealous shade,
  Peered from the firmament;
The early stars, the curious stars,
  Came peering forth to see
What mighty nuptials shook the world
  With such an ecstasy
Whenas the sun-god left the sky
  To mingle with the sea.

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