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(1792-1822 / Horsham / England)

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A Bridal Song

I.
The golden gates of Sleep unbar
Where Strength and Beauty, met together,
Kindle their image like a star
In a sea of glassy weather!
Night, with all thy stars look down,--
Darkness, weep thy holiest dew,--
Never smiled the inconstant moon
On a pair so true.
Let eyes not see their own delight;--
Haste, swift Hour, and thy flight
Oft renew.

II.
Fairies, sprites, and angels, keep her!
Holy stars, permit no wrong!
And return to wake the sleeper,
Dawn,—ere it be long!
O joy! O fear! what will be done
In the absence of the sun!
Come along!

Submitted: Thursday, April 01, 2010
Edited: Monday, May 09, 2011


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  • B. Laxmi Priya (7/17/2013 9:13:00 AM)

    Captivating imagery and flowing words. Masterful composition.

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