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Poem by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

The Star

Oh! would I might share thy wild car,
Thou strange and magnificent star!
Thou scatterest thy fiery hair;
Thy steps they are bright on the air
Behind thee a glorious light;
Streams o'er the dark bosom of night.
Where hast thou been? is the sun
Thy home, when thy journey is done?
Or art thou a wand'rer on high,
No rest for thee found in the sky?

Never again shall I gaze
On the gleam of thy wonderful rays.
Soon the hour of thy splendour is o'er;
I shall look on thy beauty no more:
Thou wilt pass thro' the infinite space
No mortal thy pathway may trace.
There is mystery stamp'd on thy brow
A marvel, a secret, art thou.
Oh! would that to me it were given,
To wander with thee thro' the heav'n.

Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Letitia Elizabeth Landon's other poems:
  1. Amelioration and the Future, Man's Noble Tasks
  2. The Tournament
  3. The Nameless Grave
  4. Fragment (It is not spring, but still the new-come year)
  5. Windleshaw Abbey, or, The Funeral

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Henry Vaughan The Star ("Whatever 'tis, whose beauty here below")
  • Edith Nesbit The Star ("I HAD a star to sing by, a beautiful star that led")
  • Jane Taylor The Star ("TWINKLE, twinkle, little star")

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