The twilight thickens, and…Leaves but a hallow’d memory of love!”

Portrait recadré de Lovecraft

Portrait recadré de Lovecraft (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A lovely poem by Howard Phillips Lovecraft (born August 20, 1890, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.—died March 15, 1937, Providence), American author of fantastic and macabre short novels and stories, one of the 20th-century masters of the Gothic tale of terror.




“The cloudless day is richer at its close;
A golden glory settles on the lea;
Soft, stealing shadows hint of cool repose
To mellowing landscape, and to calming sea.

And in that nobler, gentler, lovelier light,
The soul to sweeter, loftier bliss inclines;
Freed form the noonday glare, the favour’d sight
Increasing grace in earth and sky divines.
But ere the purest radiance crowns the green,
Or fairest lustre fills th’ expectant grove,
The twilight thickens, and the fleeting scene
Leaves but a hallow’d memory of love!”

― H.P. Lovecraft

Text & image source: Harmony

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3 responses to “The twilight thickens, and…Leaves but a hallow’d memory of love!”

  1. Greetings!
    This is indeed a lovely poem. Also I love twilight time. The following is my understanding of the poem:

    Twilight impacts a cloudless day in a richer way with its “golden glory” which settles down upon the meadow and creates an atmosphere of tranquility by its nobler, gentler, and lovelier light: with a positive influence on both the internal and the external environment; —a momentary get away as it were, in comparison to the midday glaze of the sun. It is in this setting which twilight creates, that the soul is relaxed and is led to sweeter heavenly experiences. And as its “purest rays” spreads thicker upon the earth, sky above and the meadow or field, its momentary scene leaves a sacred “memory of love.”
    Thanks for sharing. May God richly bless you.

    Redeeming Luv

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