In the warm flushed heart of the rose-red west
When the great sun quivered and died today
You pulsed O star, by yon pine-clad crest.
And throbbed till the bright eve ashened grey
Then I saw you swin By The shadowy rim
Where the grey gum dips to the westen plain
And you rayed delight.
As you winged your flight
To the mystic spheres where your kinsmen reign
O star, did you see her? My queen of dream!
Was it you that glimmered the night we strayed
A month ago by these scented streams?
Haft-checked by the litter the musk-buds made?
Did you sleep or wake?
Ah, for Love`s sweet sake
( Though the world should fail and the soft stars wane! )
I shall dream delight
Till our souls take flight
To the mystic spheres where your kinsmen reign!
( OK )
Before you kissed me only winds of heaven
Had kissed me, and the tenderness of rain
Now you have come, how can I care for kisses
Like theirs again ?
I sought the sea, she sent her winds to meet me,
They surged about me singing of the south
I turned my head away to keep still holy
Your kiss upon my mouth.
And swift sweet rains of shining April weather
Found not my lips where living kisses are
I bowed my head lest they put out my glory
As rain puts out a star.
I am my love`s and he is mine forever,
Sealed with a seal and safe forevermore
Think you that I could let a beggar enter
Where a king stood before ?