by Ella Higginson (1862 - 1940)

June night
Language: English 
The sunset burns along the hill
And all the stars come out too soon,
And lovely restless Venus lies
In the curled arm of the moon.

Venus, thou art a light o' love!
Now by the ardent moon caressed,
Midnight shall find thee trembling down
To the sea's strong throbbing breast.


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