by Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803 - 1849)

All night a wind of music
Language: English 
All night a wind of music,
All night a purple sunshine
Upon the earth;
The portal chrystalline
Of Paradise, bright Paradise,
Where the streams of odour flow,
Gently, musically slow,
Where the blossoms of ambrosia
Sparkle with cerulian beam,
The portal of the ancient city
Stood open on the sea.

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This text was added to the website: 2013-02-10
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