An Evening Song:

Look off, dear Love, across the sallow sands,



And mark yon meeting of the sun and sea,
How long they kiss in sight of all the lands.
Ah! longer, longer, we.

Now in the sea's red vintage melts the sun,
As Egypt's pearl dissolved in rosy wine,
And Cleopatra night drinks all. 'Tis done,
Love, lay thine hand in mine.

Come forth, sweet stars, and comfort heaven's heart;
Glimmer, ye waves, round else unlighted sands.
O night! divorce our sun and sky apart
Never our lips, our hands.




Review:


My Personal Reaction:


The poem makes the reader feel as if they are on an isolated island. It portrays the feeling of relaxation.

Poetic Devices:

The poetic devices found in this poem include:
  • imagery
  • personification
  • assonance
  • simile

Rhyme Scheme:



A B A B C D C D E A E A
  • A's sound is the -ands sound
  • B's sound is the -ee sound
  • C's sound is the -un sound
  • D's sound is the -ine sound
  • E's sound is the -art sound

Theme:

The theme of the poem is love.