George Eliot

(22 November 1819 - 22 December 1880 / Warwickshire, England)

Came a pretty maid


Came a pretty maid
By the moon's pure light . . .
Loved me well, she said,
Eyes with tears all bright,
A pretty maid.

But too late she strayed,
Moonlight pure was there . . .
She was nought but shade,
Hiding the more fair,
The heav'nly maid.

Submitted: Thursday, April 08, 2010

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