The Moon Maiden's Song



Sleep! Cast thy canopy
   Over this sleeper's brain,
Dim grow his memory,
   When he wake again.

Love stays a summer night,
   Till lights of morning come;
Then takes her winged flight
   Back to her starry home.

Sleep! Yet thy days are mine;
   Love's seal is over thee:
Far though my ways from thine,
   Dim though thy memory.

Love stays a summer night,
   Till lights of morning come;
Then takes her winged flight
   Back to her starry home.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme axax BCBD eaea BCBD
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 452
Words 79
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

Ernest Christopher Dowson

Ernest Christopher Dowson was born in 1867 at Lea in Kent England he was an English poet novelist and writer of short stories associated with the Decadent movement Most of his life was spent in France more…

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