Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, ON A STAR, by LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON

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First Line: Beautiful star, that art wandering through
Last Line: An early grave, and a broken heart!
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Stars

BEAUTIFUL star, that art wandering through
The midnight's ocean's waves of blue!
I have watch'd since thy first pale ray
Rose on the farewell of summer's day, --
From thy first sweet shine on the twilight hour,
To thy present blaze of beauty and power!
Would I could read my destiny,
Lovely and glorious star, in thee!
Yet why should I wish? -- I know too well
What thy tablet of light would tell!
What, oh! what could I read there,
But the depths of Love's despair, --
Blighted feelings, like leaves that fall
The first from April's coronal, --
Hopes like meteors that shine and depart --
An early grave, and a broken heart!

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