Pine, Rose and Fleur de Lis

by Susie Frances Harrison


 

NOCTURNE


 

O Summer on the lake is fair,
       Yet chilly when the sun has fled,
Yet damp where clings the cool night air!

Wrapped in our cloaks we sit just where
       We’ll watch the moon her measure tread,

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O Summer on the lake is fair!

In town the people in despair
       Bewail the heat in torment dread.
Though damp where clings the cool night air,

We do not fear its breath to share,

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       Nor dream of such a thing as bed—
O Summer on the lake is fair!

The breeze it blows about the hair,
       The boat is warm with wraps o’erspread,
Yet damp where clings the cool night air;

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To Heaven there winds a starry stair,
       A diamond world is overhead—
O Summer on the lake is fair,
Yet damp where clings the cool night air!

 


 

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