Charles G. D. Roberts

Here you will find the Poem Twilight on Sixth Avenue at Ninth Street of poet Charles G. D. Roberts

Twilight on Sixth Avenue at Ninth Street

Over the tops of the houses 
 Twilight and sunset meet. 
 The green, diaphanous dusk 
 Sinks to the eager street. 

 Astray in the tangle of roofs 
 Wanders a wind of June. 
 The dial shines in the clock-tower 
 Like the face of a strange-scrawled moon. 

 The narrowing lines of the houses 
 Palely begin to gleam, 
 And the hurrying crowds fade softly 
 Like an army in a dream. 

 Above the vanishing faces 
 A phantom train flares on 
 With a voice that shakes the shadows, -- 
 Diminishes, and is gone. 

 And I walk with the journeying throng 
 In such a solitude 
 As where a lonely ocean 
 Washes a lonely wood.