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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps.  A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes.  1891.
Vols. IX–XI: Literature of the Republic, Part IV., 1861–1889
 
Anadyomene
By Robert Kelley Weeks (1840–1876)
 
THE PASSIONATE first flush
Of that great sunset came,
And vanished, like a rush
Of self-consuming flame;
 
But deep within the west,        5
Long lived the afterglow,
And on the water’s breast
Slow heaving to and fro;
 
And where the lower blue
Was lost in tender green,        10
An eager star burst through
The palpitating screen;
 
And darkly whispering went
The wind among the grass,
And o’er the waves;—intent        15
On what should come to pass,
 
Eastward I turned my eyes
In vauge expectancy
And saw the moon arise
Like Venus from the sea.        20
 
 
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