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Evening Star

April 16, 2010

Painting by Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys

Thou fair hair’d angel of the evening,

Now, while the sun rests on the mountains light,

Thy bright torch of love; Thy radiant crown

Put on, and smile upon our evening bed!

Smile on our loves; and when thou drawest the

Blue curtains, scatter thy silver dew

On every flower that shuts its sweet eyes

In timely sleep. Let thy west wind sleep on

The lake; speak silence with thy glimmering eyes

And wash the dusk with silver. Soon, full, soon,

Dost thou withdraw; Then, the wolf rages wide,

And the lion glares thro’ the dun forest.

The fleece of our flocks are covered with

Thy sacred dew; Protect them with thine influence.

– Willian Blake


April 8, 2010