Victoria Sackville-West

(1892 - 1962 / England)

Evening


When little lights in little ports come out,
Quivering down through water with the stars,
And all the fishing fleet of slender spars
Range at their moorings, veer with tide about;

When race of wind is stilled and sails are furled,
And underneath our single riding-light
The curve of black-ribbed deck gleams palely white,
And slumbrous waters pool a slumbrous world;

--Then, and then only, have I thought how sweet
Old age might sink upon a windy youth,
Quiet beneath the riding-light of truth,
Weathered through storms, and gracious in retreat.

Submitted: Thursday, April 15, 2010

Form:


Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Evening by Victoria Sackville-West )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  2. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  3. Mother to Son, Langston Hughes
  4. I Dream A World, Langston Hughes
  5. I, Too, Langston Hughes
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Let America be America Again, Langston Hughes
  9. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  10. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost

Poem of the Day

THE CHANCELLOR mused as he nibbled his pen
(Sure no Minister ever looked wiser),
And said, “I can summon a million of men
To fight for their country and Kaiser;

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. God, Asit Kumar Sanyal
  2. Apatnaput-apat (44), herbert guitang
  3. Schoon Poepske, Madrason writer
  4. Your Heart To Mine, Michael P. McParland
  5. Motivation, Kim Lee
  6. A life without pain, DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK
  7. BLUE, Soumita Sarkar Ray
  8. Mental Torment, Kim Lee
  9. Волшебная прогулка по лесу., Alexander Smetanin
  10. To Be A Man Is Most Important, Bijay Kant Dubey
[Hata Bildir]