by Bayard Taylor (1825 - 1878)

Matin Song
Language: English 
I let the dearest dream depart
That night to love revealed,
Some eager spirit in my heart
My sleeping eyes unsealed.
Yet still 'twas love that led me here
And bids my feet delay.
Arise, and light the dawn, my dear!
Look forth, look forth and bring the day.
As out of darkness yonder star
Of whitest ray is born
As birds and blossoms feel afar
The coming of the morn,
So thou hast dawn'd, and now art near,
To brighten and to stay:
My being dies in thine, my dear!
As daybreak dies in day.


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