by Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803 - 1849)

Song on the water
Language: English 
As mad sexton's bell, tolling
   For earth's loveliest daughter,
Night's dumbness breaks rolling
            Ghostily:
   So our boat breaks the water
            Witchingly.

As her look the dream troubles
   Of her tearful-eyed lover,
So our sails in the bubbles
            Ghostily
Are mirrored, and hover
            Moonily.

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This text was added to the website: 2010-04-29
Line count: 12
Word count: 43