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Address To Music

Rating: 2.8

OH thou! whose soft, bewitching lyre,
Can lull the sting of pain to rest;
Oh thou! whose warbling notes inspire,
The pensive muse with visions blest;
Sweet music! let thy melting airs
Enhance my joys, and sooth my cares!

Is there enchantment in thy voice,
Thy dulcet harp, thy moving measure;
To bid the mournful mind rejoice,
To raise the fairy form of pleasure?
Yes, heav'nly maid! a charm is thine,
A magic art, a spell divine!

Sweet music! when thy notes we hear,
Some dear remembrance oft they bring,
Of friends belov'd, no longer near,
And days that flew on rapture's wing;
Hours of delight that long are past,
And dreams of joy, too bright to last!

And oft 'tis thine the soul to fire,
With glory's animating flame,
Bid valor's noble sons aspire
To win th' immortal wreath of fame
Thine too, the soft, expressive tones,
That pity, tender pity owns!

Oh harmony! celestial pow'r!
Thou syren of the melting soul!
In sorrow's reign, in pleasure's hour,
My heart shall own thy blest control;
And ever let thy moving airs,
Enhance my joys and sooth my cares!

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Alexander Julian 24 June 2020

It's a description of music that reveals the shades of beauty for a miracle. Very excellent rhyme.

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Varsha M 24 June 2020

A well composed expression of music that's our life. Be it good or bad times it's always with us. A well thought and patiently laid words. Worthy work. Appreciations.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 24 June 2020

Oh harmony! celestial pow'r! Thou syren of the melting soul! In sorrow's reign, in pleasure's hour, My heart shall own thy blest control; And ever let thy moving airs, Enhance my joys and sooth my cares! , ......so thrilling and impressive. A beautiful poem is amazingly shared.

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Becky Smith 24 June 2020

Wow that was beautiful!

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Shaun Cronick 24 June 2020

A great uplifting Hemans poem with a well constructed rhyme scheme. One of my favourites to reread and always enjoy.

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Dr Antony Theodore 24 June 2020

Sweet music! when thy notes we hear, Some dear remembrance oft they bring, Of friends belov'd, no longer near, And days that flew on rapture's win. music and rapture. tony

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