Pine, Rose and Fleur de Lis

by Susie Frances Harrison


 

VIGIL


 

Shall we sit here and watch the dawn,
       Fair Eos, mother rosy pale,
Or did I catch the faintest yawn?

Base knight that holdest sleep in pawn,
       And would’st not wake to see the Grail,

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Shall we sit here and watch the dawn?

Upon me dost thou dare to fawn,
       In vigil vow thou did’st not quail—
Or did I catch the faintest yawn?

The foam is fair as whitest lawn,

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       The moonbeams leave a silver trail,
Shall we sit here and watch the dawn?

Or like the fashionable spawn,
       Deem lonely skies of no avail—
Did I not catch the faintest yawn?

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Soon will the moon have soft withdrawn,
       E'en now the stars begin to fail,
Shall we sit here and watch the dawn,
Or did I catch the faintest yawn?

 


 

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