A spell of rest, and quiet breath, and cool
Heart, that sinks through fading colors deep
To the subaqueous stillness of the sea,
And floats forever in a moon-green pool,
Held in the arms of rhythm and of sleep.
--Did You Know: Bishop was an American poet and writer. She was the Poet Laureate of the United States from 1949 to 1950, and a Pulitzer Prize winner in 1956.
--Word of the Day: lychnobite (LIK-nuh-byt), noun
Meaning: One who works at night and sleeps during the day.
Example: "Before the enfeebled of the dull-eyed lychnobite of the press could succumb to its influence, the cheerful voice of the magician awoke him."
(Observer Journal (Dunkirk, New York); Nov 5, 1887.)
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