Meeting at Night

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Meeting at Night was published in the anthology, The Oxford Book of English Verse (1900), compiled by the author Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch.
An illustration for the story Meeting at Night by the author Robert Browning
Streichholz, A paper match igniting, 2006
An illustration for the story Meeting at Night by the author Robert Browning
Streichholz, A paper match igniting, 2006
An illustration for the story Meeting at Night by the author Robert Browning
THE gray sea and the long black land;
And the yellow half-moon large and low;
And the startled little waves that leap
In fiery ringlets from their sleep,
As I gain the cove with pushing prow,
And quench its speed i' the slushy sand.

Then a mile of warm sea-scented beach;
Three fields to cross till a farm appears;
A tap at the pane, the quick sharp scratch
And blue spurt of a lighted match,
And a voice less loud, thro' its joys and fears,
Than the two hearts beating each to each!


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