Treasure Island

Eugene O'Neill

(16 October 1888 – 27 November 1953 / New York City)

Poems of Eugene O'Neill

Nocturne

The sunset gun booms out in hollow roar
Night breathes upon the waters of the bay
The river lies, a symphony in grey,
Melting in shadow on the further shore.

A sullen coal barge tugs its anchor chain
A shadow sinister, with one faint light
Flickering wanly in the dim twilight,
It lies upon the harbor like a stain.

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