Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Stars



I found a new poem to learn.
Enjoy

Stars by Emily Bronte

Ah! why, because the dazzling sun
Restored our earth to joy
Have you departed, every one,
And left a desert sky?

All through the night, your glorious eyes
Were gazing down in mine,
And with a full heart's thankful sighs
I blessed that watch divine!

I was at peace, and drank your beams
As they were life to me
And revelled in my changeful dreams
Like petrel on the sea.

Thought followed thought star followed star
Through boundless regions on,
While one sweet influence, near and far,
Thrilled through and proved us one.

Why did the morning dawn to break
So great, so pure a spell,
And scorch with fire the tranquil cheek
Where your cool radiance fell?

Blood-red he rose, and arrow-straight
His fierce beams struck my brow:
The soul of Nature sprang elate,
But mine sank sad and low!

My lids closed down, yet through their veil
I saw him blazing still;
And steep in gold the misty dale
And flash upon the hill.

I turned me to the pillow then
To call back Night, and see
Your worlds of solemn light, again
Throb with my heart and me!

It would not do the pillow glowed
And glowed both roof and floor,
And birds sang loudly in the wood,
And fresh winds shook the door.

The curtains waved, the wakened flies
Were murmuring round my room,
Imprisoned there, till I should rise
And give them leave to roam.

O Stars and Dreams and Gentle Night;
O Night and Stars return!
And hide me from the hostile light
That does not warm, but burn

That drains the blood of suffering men;
Drinks tears, instead of dew:
Let me sleep through his blinding reign,
And only wake with you!



Shellsigna

5 comments:

Sarah said...

Beautiful poem you found Shell. She was obviously a night person!

Laurel said...

So beautiful and I can hear your sweet voice.
xo
Laurel

Cynthia said...

Oh! I do love this blog. But for
some reason couldn't find you.

A lovely poem - like a prayer.

Cheryl Lynn said...

Okay, that's absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful poem. Makes me crave my days in poetry class all over again.

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Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

You inspire me! I love this soooooo much Shell. Thanks so much for sharing!