Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, TWO SONGS FROM THE PERSIAN: 1, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH



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First Line: O cease, sweet music, let us rest
Last Line: Be still, and let us rest.
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


O CEASE, sweet music, let us rest!
Too soon the hateful light is born;
Henceforth let day be counted night,
And midnight called the morn.

O cease, sweet music, let us rest!
A tearful, languid spirit lies,
Like the dim scent in violets,
In beauty's gentle eyes.

There is a sadness in sweet sound
That quickens tears. O music, lest
We weep with thy strange sorrow, cease!
Be still, and let us rest.





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