The House of Dust; a Symphony

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Author: Conrad Potter Aiken

II.

One, from his high bright window in a tower, Leans out, as evening falls, And sees the advancing curtain of the shower Splashing its silver on roofs and walls: Sees how, swift as a shadow, it crosses the city, And murmurs beyond far walls to the sea, Leaving a glimmer of water in the dark canyons, And silver falling from eave and tree.

One, from his high bright window, looking down, Peers like a dreamer over the rain-bright town, And thinks its towers are like a dream. The western windows flame in the sun’s last flare, Pale roofs begin to gleam.

Looking down from a window high in a wall He sees us all; Lifting our pallid faces towards the rain, Searching the sky, and going our ways again, Standing in doorways, waiting under the trees . . . There, in the high bright window he dreams, and sees What we are blind to,—we who mass and crowd From wall to wall in the darkening of a cloud.

The gulls drift slowly above the city of towers, Over the roofs to the darkening sea they fly; Night falls swiftly on an evening of rain. The yellow lamps wink one by one again. The towers reach higher and blacker against the sky.

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Chicago: Conrad Potter Aiken, "II.," The House of Dust; a Symphony in The House of Dust; a Symphony Original Sources, accessed January 27, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8DZDD9HQ1JA1BGR.

MLA: Aiken, Conrad Potter. "II." The House of Dust; a Symphony, in The House of Dust; a Symphony, Original Sources. 27 Jan. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8DZDD9HQ1JA1BGR.

Harvard: Aiken, CP, 'II.' in The House of Dust; a Symphony. cited in , The House of Dust; a Symphony. Original Sources, retrieved 27 January 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8DZDD9HQ1JA1BGR.