At A Solemn Music Poem by John Milton

At A Solemn Music

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Blest pair of Sirens, pledges of Heav'n's joy,
Sphere-born harmonious Sisters, Voice and Verse,
Wed your divine sounds, and mixt power employ
Dead things with inbreath'd sense able to pierce,
And to our high-rais'd fantasy present
That undisturbed Song of pure concent,
Ay sung before that saphire-colour'd throne
To Him that sits thereon
With Saintly shout and solemn Jubilee,
Where the bright Seraphim in burning row
Their loud up-lifted Angel trumpets blow,
And the Cherubic host in thousand choirs
Touch their immortal Harps of golden wires,
With those just Spirits that wear victorious Palms,
Hymns devout and holy Psalms
Singing everlastingly;
That we on Earth with undiscording voice
May rightly answer that melodious noise;
As once we did, till disproportion'd sin
Jarr'd against Nature's chime, and with harsh din
Broke the fair music that all creatures made
To their great Lord, whose love their motion sway'd
In first obedience, and their state of good.
And keep in tune with Heav'n, till God ere long
To His celestial consort us unite,
To live with Him, and sing in endless morn of light.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Mike Wheeler 01 July 2012

There are two lines missing. The last eight lines should read: Broke the fair musick that all creatures made To their great Lord, whose love their motion sway'd In perfect diapason, whilst they stood In first obedience and their state of good. O may we soon again renew that song, And keep in tune with heaven, till God ere long To His celestial concert us unite, To live with Him, and sing in endless morn of light!

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Brian Jani 19 June 2014

A simply flawless poem, Its one of my favourite

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Ramesh T A 22 November 2017

Descriptive beauty of his erudition in display, John Milton the great poet of 17 century says about the song with music how can one be at peace and joy at the disposal of God in a wonderful manner none do so!

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ClaudiaBlue1989 24 June 2020

I love Fathers

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Edward Kofi Louis 22 November 2017

Against Nature's chime! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 22 November 2017

Such an interesting poem by John Milton??????

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 22 November 2017

To His celestial consort us unite, To live with Him, and sing in endless morn of light A pure song of life shared.

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Gajanan Mishra 22 November 2017

To live we are to sing

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