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Poem by Bryan Waller Procter


Serenade


Inesilla! I am here
Thy own cavalier
Is now beneath thy lattice playing:
Why art thou delaying?

He hath riden many a mile
But to see thy smile:
The young light on the flowers is shining,
Yet he is repining.

What to him is a summer star,
If his love's afar?
What to him the flowers perfuming,
When his heart's consuming?

Sweetest girl! I why dost thou hide?
Beauty may abide
Even before the eye of morning,
And want no adorning.

Now, upon their paths of lights,
Starry spirits bright
To catch thy brighter glance are staying:
Why art thou delaying?



Bryan Waller Procter


Bryan Waller Procter's other poems:
  1. Golden-Tressed Adelaide
  2. In France
  3. A Poets Thought
  4. Sit Down, Sad Soul
  5. The Hunters Song


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Oscar Wilde Serenade ("THE western wind is blowing fair")
  • Thomas Hood Serenade ("Ah, sweet, thou little knowest how")
  • William Thackeray Serenade ("Now the toils of day are over")
  • Edgar Poe Serenade ("So sweet the hour, so calm the time")
  • Henry Timrod Serenade ("Hide, happy damask, from the stars")

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