-- it flickers up the sky through the night! Ah, we safely may trust to its gleaming, And be sure it will lead us aright -- We safely may trust to a gleaming That cannot but guide us aright, Since it flickers up to Heaven through the night."
Then my heart it grew ashen and sober As the leaves that were crisped and sere -- As the leaves that were withering and sere -- And I cried -- "It was surely October On this very night of last year, That I journeyed -- I journeyed down here!
But he no longer lives in the country; nor does he run of nights
after the coyotes under the moon.
came, he gave his comfortable and beautiful bedroom another trial.
They were proceeding onward without noise, when a scout who had been creeping about the ditches all night
, to warn any stragglers from encroaching further on what was now such dangerous ground, peeped cautiously from his hiding-place, and called to them to stop.
Well, that night
the expectation took the colour of my fears.
All through the night
as the train rattled along, the grandmother told Tom tales of Winesburg and of how he would enjoy his life working in the fields and shooting wild things in the woods there.
Over the chain of giant peaks The great red sun goes down, And in the stealthy floods of night
The distant valleys drown.
Any time you see something's up, in the night
, just skip right around and maow."
For the rest of the night
he lay on me and across me, and sometimes his feet were at the bottom of the bed and sometimes on the pillow, but he always retained possession of my finger, and occasionally he woke me to say that he was sleeping with me.
In my dejection I took a new view of the night
Those who lived near had gone home, while those who came from far were gathered into a group for supper, and to spend the night
in the meadow.
And to go out of the way of all who sleep badly and keep awake at night
The glare and hurry of broad noon are not adapted to idle pursuits like mine; a glimpse of passing faces caught by the light of a street-lamp or a shop window is often better for my purpose than their full revelation in the daylight; and, if I must add the truth, night
is kinder in this respect than day, which too often destroys an air-built castle at the moment of its completion, without the least ceremony or remorse.
It was a dark night
, though the full moon rose as I left the enclosed lands, and passed out upon the marshes.