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Night & Day
Posted by: cazzy (
Date: December 10, 2003 07:58AM

I once read a piece of poetry that was incorpaorated to a picture and am trying to find the poem.

The picture was a progression of colur from black to white diagonally and overlaid onto that was the poaem describing in words the transition from night to day or day to night.
Does anyone have any clue what this poem may be.
It was fairly short.


Re: Night & Day
Posted by: -Les- (
Date: December 10, 2003 11:45AM

Perhaps this one by Whitman:

Walt Whitman - Youth, Day, Old Age and Night

YOUTH, large, lusty, loving-youth full of grace, force, fascination,
Do you know that Old Age may come after you with equal grace,
force, fascination?

Day full-blown and splendid-day of the immense sun, action,
ambition, laughter,
The Night follows close with millions of suns, and sleep and
restoring darkness.


Re: Night & Day
Posted by: Hugh Clary (
Date: December 10, 2003 12:27PM

Doesn't ring a bell with me, but I suppose someone could have combined Escher's Day and Night with Macleish's You, Andrew Marvel:

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And here face down beneath the sun
And here upon earth's noonward height
To feel the always coming on
The always rising of the night

To feel creep up the curving east
The earthy chill of dusk and slow
Upon those under lands the vast
And ever climbing shadow grow

And strange at Ecbatan the trees
Take leaf by leaf the evening strange
The flooding dark about their knees
The mountains over Persia change

And now at Kermanshah the gate
Dark empty and the withered grass
And through the twilight now the late
Few travelers in the westward pass

And Baghdad darken and the bridge
Across the silent river gone
And through Arabia the edge
Of evening widen and steal on

And deepen on Palmyra's street
The wheel rut in the ruined stone
And Lebanon fade out and Crete
High through the clouds and overblown

And over Sicily the air
Still flashing with the landward gulls
And loom and slowly disappear
The sails above the shadowy hulls

And Spain go under the the shore
Of Africa the gilded sand
And evening vanish and no more
The low pale light across that land

Nor now the long light on the sea

And here face downward in the sun
To feel how swift how secretly
The shadow of the night comes on...

Re: Night & Day
Posted by: bre (
Date: March 10, 2004 08:52PM

what is an analysis of the narritive and what is the imagery of the poem?

Re: Night & Day
Posted by: Hugh Clary (
Date: March 11, 2004 12:31PM

Which one, Whitman, MacLeish, or something else?

Re: Night & Day
Posted by: Marian-NYC (
Date: March 11, 2004 05:00PM

Author: bre (
Date: 03-10-04 19:52

what is an analysis of the narritive and what is the imagery of the poem?


"Analysis of the narrative" is a way of saying, "What are the EVENTS described in the poem?" or "What HAPPENS in the poem?"

"What is the imagery of the poem?" means: "What ideas or metaphors are used to tell the story?" For example, if someone says, "Like a bird to the nest, I returned to you," then the IMAGERY is the bird returning to the nest.

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