Q&A: what does this poem mean? I dont understand it at all and I have to analyze it for school?

Question by Maddy: what does this poem mean? I dont understand it at all and I have to analyze it for school?
Nightpiece
James Joyce

Gaunt in gloom,
The pale stars their torches,
Enshrouded, wave.
Ghostfires from heaven’s far verges faint illume,
Arches on soaring arches,
Night’s sindark nave.

Seraphim,
The lost hosts awaken
To service till
In moonless gloom each lapses muted, dim,
Raised when she has and shaken
Her thurible.

And long and loud,
To night’s nave upsoaring,
A starknell tolls
As the bleak incense surges, cloud on cloud,
Voidward from the adoring
Waste of souls.

Thank You!!! I’m not trying to cheat, I just do not understand it at all!! Just steer me towards the right track…

Best answer:

Answer by Tim O
Sounds like a bunch of ruined wrecks in an opium den.

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