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THE EVENING STAR, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Star that bringest home the bee
Last Line: By absence from the heart.
Variant Title(s): Song To The Evening Star;to The Evening Star (2)
Subject(s): Evening Star; Nature


STAR that bringest home the bee,
And sett'st the weary laborer free!
If any star shed peace, 't is thou,
That send'st it from above,
Appearing when heaven's breath and brow
Are sweet as hers we love.
Come to the luxuriant skies,
Whilst the landscape's odors rise,
Whilst far-off lowing herds are heard,
And songs when toil is done,
From cottages where smoke unstirred
Curls yellow in the sun.
Star of love's soft interviews,
Parted lovers on thee muse;
Their remembrancer in heaven
Of thrilling vows thou art,
Too delicious to be riven
By absence from the heart.




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