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A White Night
(1841 - 1896 / Germany)

A White Night

THE land lay deluged by the Moon;
The molten silver of the lake
Shimmered in many a broad lagoon
Between grey isles, whose copse and brake
Lay folded on the water's breast
Like halcyons in a floating nest.

And like a child who trusts in God
When in the dark it lies alone,
Stretched on the aromatic sod
My heart was laid against your own,
Against your heart, which seemed to be
Mine own to all Eternity.

Lapped in illimitable light,
The woods and waters seemed to swoon,
And clouds like angels-winged the night
And slipped away into the Moon,
Lost in that radiant flame above
As we were lapped and lost in love.

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like a child who trusts in God When in the dark it lies alone, Stretched on the aromatic sod My heart was laid against your own, a very good poem. radiant flame of love and the child's innocence. tony
Lost in that radiant flame above As we were lapped and lost in love.......much impressive. Beautiful poem.
Beautiful poem. Very nicely crafted and with a sweet flow and rhyming. Enjoyed thoroughly.
Lost in that radiant flame above! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
VERY WELL WRITTEN AND VERY IMAGINATIVE
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