by Thomas Campbell (1777 - 1844)

Song. To the Evening Star
Language: English 
Star that bringest home the bee,
And sett'st the weary labourer free!
If any star shed peace, 'tis thou,
  That send'st it from above,
Appearing when Heaven's breath and brow
  Are sweet as hers we love.

Come to the luxuriant skies
Whilst the landscape's odours rise,
Whilst far-off lowing herds are heard,
  And songs, when toil is done,
From cottages whose smoke unstirred
  Curls yellow in the sun.

Star of lover's soft interviews,
Parted lovers on thee muse;
Their remembrancer in heaven
  Of thrilling vows thou art,
Too delicious to be riven
  By absence from the heart.

Confirmed with The Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell, With a Prefatory Notice, Biographical and Critical. By John Hogben, London: Walter Scott, 1885, page 112.


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