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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume V. Nature.  1904.
 
II. Light: Day: Night
To the Evening Star
Thomas Campbell (1777–1844)
 
STAR that bringest home the bee,
And sett’st the weary laborer free!
If any star shed peace, ’t is thou,
  That send’st it from above,
Appearing when heaven’s breath and brow        5
  Are sweet as hers we love.
 
Come to the luxuriant skies,
Whilst the landscape’s odors rise,
Whilst far-off lowing herds are heard,
  And songs when toil is done,        10
From cottages where smoke unstirred
  Curls yellow in the sun.
 
Star of love’s soft interviews,
Parted lovers on thee muse;
Their remembrancer in heaven        15
  Of thrilling vows thou art,
Too delicious to be riven
  By absence from the heart.
 
 
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