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First Line: The heavens are very wide
Last Line: Attica.
Alternate Author Name(s): Field, Michael (With Edith Emma Cooper)
Subject(s): Ariadne; Mythology - Classical


THE Heavens are very wide:
There is no god beside me—
Stars on every side!
I am as a crown
Of stars, and I palpitate
In the peace of love and hate,
Looking down.

On Athens my light I sing;
There Theseus is a king—there
Great order he doth bring:
The city is fair!
How he loved my golden hair!
Now he loves Athens, and me,
And Antiope.

I am secret with the stars—
There is no limit bars me;
And no jealousy mars.
I hear from my car
The spheres singing, and to me
Distinct comes from swish of the sea,
Attica.





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