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Rainy Twilight

Dim gold faces float in the windows,
Subtle as perfume,
Soft as flowers.
Dim gold faces and gilded arms
Are clinging along the silver ladders of rain,
Climbing with ivory lamps held high;
Starry lamps
Over which the silver ladders
Thicken into nets of twilight.


This poem is in the public domain, and originally appeared in Others for 1919; An Anthology of the New Verse (Nicholas L. Brown, 1920). 


Evelyn Scott

Evelyn Scott was born on January 17, 1893. A novelist, playwright, and poet, Scott published three books of poetry in her lifetime. She died on August 3, 1963.

Date Published: 1920-01-01

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