A Song. To The Moon.

John Carr, Sir 1772 – 1832 (London, United Kingdom)



Thou, lamp! the gods benignly gave,
To light a lover on his way;
Thou, Moon! along the silv'ry wave,
Ah! safe this flutt'ring heart convey: -
  
Sweet is thy light, and sweet thy shade,
The guide and guardian of our bliss,
A lover's panting lips to lead,
Or veil him in the ravish'd kiss.
  
Her white robe floats upon the air;
My Lyra hears the dashing oar:
Ye floods, oh! speed me to my fair!
My soul is with her long before.
  
Oh! lightly haste, thy lover view,
And ev'ry anxious fear resign;
Ye tow'rs, no longer fear'd, adieu!
The treasure which ye held is mine!
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Submitted on August 03, 2020

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABAB XCXC DEDE FGFG
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 553
Words 109
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

John Carr, Sir

Sir John Carr (1772–1832) was an English barrister and (travel) writer. more…

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