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C.D. Warner, et al., comp. The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

“Rose-dark the Solemn Sunset”

By Richard Watson Gilder (1844–1909)

ROSE-DARK the solemn sunset

That holds my thought of thee;

With one star in the heavens

And one star in the sea.

On high no lamp is lighted,

Nor where the long waves flow,

Save the one star of evening

And the shadow star below.

Light of my life, the darkness

Comes with the twilight dream;

Thou art the bright star shining,

And I but the shadowy gleam.