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Till the gale blew off on the marshes
And the windows showed the day
And the Ox and the Ass together
Wheeled and clattered away.

This is from "Eddie's Service" by Rudyard Kipling. https://www.poetryloverspage.com/poets/kipling/eddies_service.html

What does "the windows showed the day" mean?

I am glad if some one kindly taech me.

  • At a guess, it could simply mean that the dawning sun could be seen through the windows. – RichF May 29 '17 at 4:49
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the windows showed the day

means that morning or daylight was shining through the windows

Remember, the service began at midnight

Ordered a midnight service

so it seems the service lasted the entire night, during a storm

Wicked weather for walking,
...
The storm beat on at the windows,

  • Peter,thank you so much! I remember the service was at midnight!---Hiroshi – Hiroshi Inagaki May 29 '17 at 6:41

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