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I saw the day lean o'er the world's sharp edge
        And peer into night's chasm, dark and damp;
        High in his hand he held a blazing lamp,
Then dropped it and plunged headlong down the ledge.

With lurid splendor that swift paled to gray,
        I saw the dim skies suddenly flush bright.
        'Twas but the expiring glory of the light
Flung from the hand of the adventurous day.


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The author died in 1919, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 99 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.