To One In Paradise

Thou wast all that to me, love,
  For which my soul did pine-
  A green isle in the sea, love,
  A fountain and a shrine,
  All wreathed with fairy fruits and flowers,
  And all the flowers were mine.

  Ah, dream too bright to last!
  Ah, starry Hope! that didst arise
  But to be overcast!
  A voice from out the Future cries,
  'On! on!'- but o'er the Past
  (Dim gulf!) my spirit hovering lies
  Mute, motionless, aghast!

  For, alas! alas! me
  For me the light of Life is over!
  'No more- no more- no more-'
  (Such language holds the solemn sea
  To the sands upon the shore)
  Shall bloom the thunder-blasted tree
  Or the stricken eagle soar!

  And all my days are trances,
  And all my nightly dreams
  Are where thy grey eye glances,
  And where thy footstep gleams-
  In what ethereal dances,
  By what eternal streams.

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