From 2015.




The Nineteenth Century

She walks the night with soft unsandalled tread,
And shrinks from morning, as from secret shame:
A sapphire diadem adorns her head;
And in her heart, there climbs a spire of flame.


Her hands were fashioned for celestial lyres
Or for the beads of love's sweet rosary;
Her eyes, composed of cool immortal fires;
Her words, arrayed in star-bright purity.

Bless my solitude, lucent Muse of Night!
(Prays the poet in dimly cloistered room) --
Rescue my soul from its obsessive gloom!

 

Hope's frail ghost lingers in the meagre light:
Will she, incarnate moon, dream-petalled flower,

Consent to consecrate his darkest hour?





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Written on 2021-04-11 at 08:27

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
Lovely rhymes. I thought of Lord Byron in that opening line. She is indeed a beautiful sight for a cloistered poet.
2021-04-12