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First Line: Charmer of longing - counsellor of sleep!
Last Line: And kissing drops of dew.
Alternate Author Name(s): Meleagros
Subject(s): Locusts

CHARMER of longing—counsellor of sleep!
The cornfield's chorister
Whose wings to music whirr—
Come, mimic lute, my soul in songs to steep,
Brush tiny foot and wing
In tender musicking:
Come! out of sleepless care my heart uplift,
Locust, and set love free
With your shrill minstrelsy.
And, in the morning, I will give for gift
A fresh green leek to you
And kissing drops of dew.

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