by Edward Coate Pinckney (1802 - 1828)

Look out upon the stars, my love
Language: English 
Look out upon the stars, my love,
  And shame them with thine eyes,
On which, than on the lights above,
  There hang more destinies.
Night's beauty is the harmony
  Of blending shades and light;
Then, lady, up, -- look out, and be
  A sister to the night!
Sleep not! thine image wakes for aye
  Within my watching breast:
Sleep not! from her soft sleep should fly
  Who robs all hearts of rest.
Nay, lady, from thy slumbers break,
  And make this darkness gay
With looks, whose brightness well might make
  Of darker nights a day.

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This text was added to the website: 2010-07-19
Line count: 16
Word count: 94