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    THE FARMER'S BOY.   Table of Contents     HOLLYHOCKS.
  --  J. S.

Smith, Effie Waller
Songs of the Months

- SONGS OF THE MONTHS.
- EVENING AMONG THE CUMBERLANDS.


EVENING AMONG THE CUMBERLANDS.


Among the rocky Cumberlands
A summer day is ending;
Th' woodman now with ax on arm
His homeward way is wending.

The sun is hid from sight, but leaves
A pleasant afterglow
On western hills, and quietude
And peace are reigning now.

And from the woodland pasture
The cattle slowly roam;
I hear the jingle of their bells
Now on their journey home.

The robin gay has caroled
His sweet and good-night lay;
And with his mate has gone to sleep,
Until another day.

The whippo'will so plaintive
His night song has begun,
And everywhere's the music
Of insects' ceaseless hum.
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And now and then the night-hawk
With scream so loud and shrill,-
I hear him on some distant peak,
When all things else are still.

So calmly and so peacefully,
Just in this charm-full way,
Among the rocky Cumberlands
Closes a summer day.
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    THE FARMER'S BOY.   Table of Contents     HOLLYHOCKS.
  --  J. S.