Whilst the moon decks herself in Neptune's glass And ponders over her image in the sea, Her cloudy locks smoothing from off her face That she may all as bright as beauty be; It is my wont to sit upon the shore And mark with what an even grace she glides Her two concurrent paths of azure o'er, One in the heavens, the other in the tides: Now with a transient veil her face she hides And ocean blackens with a human frown; Now her fine screen of vapour she divides And looks with all her light of beauty down; Her splendid smile over-silvering the main Spreads her the glass she looks into again.
The Joy of Childhood
- by George Darley49
Down the dimpled green-sward dancing Bursts a flaxen-headed bevy, Bud-lipt boys and girls advancing Love's irregular little levy.
Rows of liquid eyes in laughter, How they glimmer, how they quiver! Sparkling one another after, Like bright ripples on a river.
Tipsy band of rubious faces, Flushed with joy's etheral spirit, Make your mocks and sly grimaces At Love's self, and do not fear it!
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