A Drowsy Day. [underlined]
The air is dark, the sky is gray,
The misty shadows come and go;
And here within my dusky room,
Each chair looks ghastly in the gloom.
Outside, the rain falls, cold and slow,
Half, stinging drops; half, blinding
Each slighted sounds is magnified;
For Drowsy Quiet holds her reign.
The burnt stick in the fireplace
The nodding cat with start awakes,
And there o'er come drops off again,
Unheeding Tower at her side.
I look far out across the lawn,
Where huddled, stand the silly