19 FEBRUARY 1921, Page 15


After the silence 'The twilight deepens, After the twilight The silence 'deepens.

And darkness and silence Over desert and mountain Distill on all creatures Thick dew, softest slumber.

" Ah, Twilight ! Twilight, Hasten ! I long for Deep sleep, complete darkness, Nothingness, silence." Abide the vigil,

Though seeming distant, Where sun most smiteth, Night is most sudden, Twilight is sweetest, Dark sleep deepest, -Silence completest.

SENTINEL SONG. Hush, heart have patience ; He knows, Who the Day-Watch And Night-Watch ordaineth, How much or little The heart sustaineth.

November, 1920. ROBERT NICHOLS.