10 Classic Poems about Evening Everyone Should Read

16 Mar
10 Classic Poems about Evening Everyone Should Read

Because it’s always evening somewhere in the world…

Interesting Literature

The best evening poems

From sunsets to twilight and dusky moments, poets have often focused on that time of day when the light is fading, and mused upon the significance of it. Below are ten of the best evening poems, anti-aubades (aubades, from the French for dawn, are poems about the other end of the day), whether literal or metaphorical evenings. The finest poems about the evening often consider both the literal evening and the broader significance of such a time of day. So, as the light is fading, let us begin…

William Wordsworth, ‘It is a beauteous evening, calm and free’. Is there a more calming and uplifting opening line in all of English poetry for recalling when outside on a lovely evening? This sonnet by Romantic poet Wordsworth (1770-1850) would take some beating, we reckon – it’s one of the best evening poems in the language.

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Posted by on March 16, 2017 in writing


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