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O Goddess hear these tuneless numbers wrung By sweet enforcement and remembrance dearAnd pardon that thy secrets should be sungEven into thine own soft-conched earSurely I dreamt to-day or did I seeThe winged Psyche with awakend eyesI wanderd in a forest thoughtlesslyAnd on the sudden fainting with surpriseSaw two fair creatures couched side by sideIn deepest grass beneath the whispring roofOf leaves and trembled blossoms where there ranMid hushd cool-rooted flowers fragrant-eyedBlue silver-white and budded TyrianThey lay calm-breathing on the bedded grassTheir arms embraced and their pinions tooTheir lips touchd not but had not bade adieuAs if disjoined by soft-handed slumberAnd ready still past kisses to outnumberAt tender eye-dawn of aurorean loveBut who wast thou O happy happy doveO latest born and loveliest vision farFairer than Phoebes sapphire-regiond starOr Vesper amorous glow-worm of the skyFairer than these though temple thou hast noneNor virgin-choir to make delicious moanNo voice no lute no pipe no incense sweetNo shrine no grove no oracle no heatO brightest though too late for antique vowsToo too late for the fond believing lyreWhen holy were the haunted forest boughsHoly the air the water and the fireYet even in these days so far retirdFrom happy pieties thy lucent fansFluttering among the faint OlympiansI see and sing by my own eyes inspirdSo let me be thy choir and make a moanThy voice thy lute thy pipe thy incense sweetThy shrine thy grove thy oracle thy heatYes I will be thy priest and build a faneIn some untrodden region of my mindWhere branched thoughts new grown with pleasant painInstead of pines shall murmur in the windFar far around shall those dark-clusterd treesFledge the wild-ridged mountains steep by steepAnd there by zephyrs streams and birds and beesThe moss-lain Dryads shall be lulld to sleepAnd in the midst of this wide quietnessWith the wreathd trellis of a working brainWith buds and bells and stars without a nameWith all the gardener Fancy eer could feignWho breeding flowers will
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