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Poem by Edward Bulwer-Lytton


The Song Of Glaucus


I.

As the bark floateth on o'er the summer-lit sea,
Floats my heart o'er the deeps of its passion for thee;
All lost in the space, without terror it glides,
For bright with thy soul is the face of the tides.
Now heaving, now hush'd, is that passionate ocean,
As it catches thy smile or thy sighs;
And the twin-stars that shine on the wanderer's devotion
Its guide and its god-are thine eyes!

II.

The bark may go down, should the cloud sweep above,
For its being is bound to the light of thy love.
As thy faith and thy smile are its life and its joy,
So thy frown or thy change are the storms that destroy.
Ah! sweeter to sink while the sky is serene,
If time hath a change for thy heart!
If to live be to weep over what thou hast been,
Let me die while I know what thou art! 



                      Edward Bulwer-Lytton


Edward Bulwer-Lytton's other poems:
  1. Trevylyan To Gertrude
  2. The Funeral Dirge
  3. Bacchic Hymns To The Image Of Death
  4. The Coronation Of The Loves
  5. The Evening Hymn Of The Hours


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