When on the Marge of Evening

1When on the marge of evening the last blue light is broken,
2And winds of dreamy odour are loosened from afar,
3Or when my lattice opens, before the lark hath spoken,
4On dim laburnum-blossoms, and morning's dying star,
5I think of thee (O mine the more if other eyes be sleeping!),
6Whose greater noonday splendours the many share and see,
7While sacred and for ever, some perfect law is keeping
8The late, the early twilight, alone and sweet for me.
Publication Notes: 
Guiney, Louise Imogen, A Roadside Harp: A Book of Verses by Louise Imogen Guiney (Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1893): 32. Guiney, Louise Imogen, Happy Endings: The Collected Lyrics of Louise Imogen Guiney (Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1927): 106.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire