Poems

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Author: William Ernest Henley

XLII

A wink from Hesper, falling
Fast in the wintry sky,
Comes through the even blue,
Dear, like a word from you . . .
Is it good-bye?

Across the miles between us
I send you sigh for sigh.
Good-night, sweet friend, good-night:
Till life and all take flight,
Never good-bye.

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Chicago: William Ernest Henley, "XLII," Poems, ed. Keil, Heinrich, 1822-1894 and trans. Seaton, R. C. in Poems (New York: George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892), Original Sources, accessed August 11, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3WY2XR9JH5C2H3N.

MLA: Henley, William Ernest. "XLII." Poems, edited by Keil, Heinrich, 1822-1894, and translated by Seaton, R. C., in Poems, New York, George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, Original Sources. 11 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3WY2XR9JH5C2H3N.

Harvard: Henley, WE, 'XLII' in Poems, ed. and trans. . cited in ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, Poems, George E. Wood, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 11 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3WY2XR9JH5C2H3N.