Sun of the sleepless! melancholy star! Whose tearful beam glows tremulously far! That show'st the darkness thou canst not dispel, How like art thou to joy remember'd well! So gleams the past, the light of other days, Which shines, but warms not with its powerless rays; A nightbeam Sorrow watcheth to behold, Distinct, but distant - clear - but, oh how cold!
Song of the Night
Song Cycle by Samuel Harold Oakley
?. Sun of the sleepless  [sung text not yet checked]
- by George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron (1788 - 1824), "Sun of the sleepless", appears in Hebrew Melodies, no. 24, first published 1815 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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