Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SLEEP, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE



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First Line: Sleep, when a soul that her own clouds over
Last Line: Sleep.
Subject(s): Roundels; Sleep


Sleep, when a soul that her own clouds cover
Wails that sorrow should always keep
Watch, nor see in the gloom above her
Sleep.

Down, through darkness naked and steep,
Sinks, and the wings of his comforts cover
Close the soul, though her wound be deep.

Good beloved of us, all men's lover,
All most weary that smile or weep
Feel thee afar or anear them hover,
Sleep.





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