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The Loon's Cry Post by :JBowery Category :Poems Author :Frank Oliver Call Date :October 2011 Read :3278

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The Loon's Cry

Outside the tent
Darkness and giant trees swaying in the wind.
The lake is moaning in its troubled sleep.
And far across the lazy lapping waves,
Above the crooning of the wind,
I hear a wild loon crying,
Like a weary soul alone on the dark water.

Inside the tent
Your gentle breathing,
Untroubled by crooning wind or wailing loon;
Your face is lighted by the embers of the fire.

Fainter and farther away echoes the loon's cry,
But now it is only the voice of Loneliness
Bidding me farewell,
As it passes away into the night.

You stir in your sleep softly
And turn your face to me,--
And the loon cries no more.


(The end)
Frank Oliver Call's poem: Loon's Cry

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