Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE POET'S HOME, by JOHN STERLING (1806-1844)

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THE POET'S HOME, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the cavern's lonely hall
Last Line: Thou must see thy cave no more.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets

IN the cavern's lonely hall,
By the mighty waterfall,
Lives a spirit shy and still,
Whom the softened murmurs thrill,
Heard within the twilight nook.
Like the music of a brook.

Poet! thus sequester'd dwell,
In thy fancy's haunted cell,
That the floods abroad may be
Like a voice of peace to thee,
While thou giv'st to nature's tone
Soul and sweetness all thy own.

Hear, but, ah! intrust thee not
To the waves beyond thy grot,
Lest thy low and wizard strain
Warble through the storm in vain,
And thy dying songs deplore
Thou must see thy cave no more.

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