When the unquiet hours depart
And far away their tumults cease,
Within the twilight of the heart
We bathe in peace, are stilled with peace.
The fire that slew us through the day
For angry deed or sin of sense
Now is the star and homeward ray
To us who bow in penitence.
Above there is the sound recording and the text of the first two stanzas of The Hour of Twilight by A.E. Try to make a phonetic transcription of the passage as pronounced by the speaker, James Gladwin. Then you can compare your version with mine by clicking on the show link below. My version has stress markings.