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.
- by Bayard Taylor (1825 - 1878) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- by John Knowles Paine (1839 - 1906), "Matin Song", op. 29 (Four songs) no. 1. [text verified 1 time]
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