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Twilight, a poem by Rosa Emma Salaman (1849)

https://opensiddur.org/?p=16337 Twilight, a poem by Rosa Emma Salaman (1849) 2017-08-02 16:39:39 The poem, "Twilight" by Rosa Emma Salaman, was first published in <a href="http://www.jewish-history.com/Occident/volume7/aug1849/twilight.html">the <em>Occident</em> 7:5, Ab 5609/August 1849, p.245</a>. Text the Open Siddur Project Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Rosa Emma Salaman https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ Aharon N. Varady (transcription) https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ Maariv Aravim Sheidim Prayers as poems 19th century C.E. 57th century A.M. British Jewry Anglo Jewry English Romanticism Dusk
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How beautiful the daylight melts away,
Leaving no wish for one returning ray
Of the departed light; as twilight now,
Like a sweet saint, with modest, pearly brow,
Advances slowly; casting her pure hood
Of softened light around us; while the good,
The tender, gentle thoughts, and most refined,
Steal o’er the soul, like summer’s evening wind.

It is a time of bliss, the most subdued,
And therefore perfect, then the soul’s imbued
With holiness serene, with wisdom bright,
Which shines not always in less tender light.

It is a time when all that’s harsh must flee,
Must yield to soft, bewitching harmony.

The poem, “Twilight” by Rosa Emma Salaman, was first published in the Occident 7:5, Ab 5609/August 1849, p.245.




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