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Palimpsest of Twilight
Palimpsest of Twilight, by D.H. Lawrence

DARKNESS comes out of the earth 
  And swallows dip into the pallor of the west; 
From the hay comes the clamour of children’s mirth; 
  Wanes the old palimpsest. 
The night-stock oozes scent,         5
  And a moon-blue moth goes flittering by: 
All that the worldly day has meant 
  Wastes like a lie. 
The children have forsaken their play; 
  A single star in a veil of light  10
Glimmers: litter of day 
  Is gone from sight. 

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