Echoes from the Greek Anthology
The Poems of Henry Van Dyke (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1911): 354-56. PS 3115 A2 1911 Robarts Library.
I. STARLIGHT1.1With two bright eyes, my star, my love,
1.2Thou lookest on the stars above:
1.3Ah, would that I the heaven might be
1.4With a million eyes to look on thee.
2.2And after that the thorn;
2.3An hour of dewy morn,
2.4And then the glamour goes.
2.5Ah, love in beauty born,
2.6A little while the rose!
III. PHOSPHOR -- HESPER3.1
3.2 My love I now must leave;
3.3The hours of day I slowly tell,
3.4And turn to her with the twilight bell, --
3.5 O welcome, star of eve!
4.2Cooling thirsty lips aglow;
4.3Sweet to sailors winter-bound,
4.4Spring arrives with garlands crowned;
4.5Sweeter yet the hour that covers
4.6With one cloak a pair of lovers,
4.7Living lost in golden weather,
4.8While they talk of love together.
V. THE VINE AND THE GOAT5.1
5.2I yet shall bear enough of fruit
5.3For wine to sprinkle your dim eyes,
5.4When you are made a sacrifice.
VI. THE PROFESSOR6.1
6.2Of Professor Callias,
6.3Listen silent while he drawls, --
6.4Three are benches, four are walls.
1.1] The Greek Anthology: a collection of about 6,000 lyrics by over 300 poets from the 7th century B.C. to the 10th century AD. See The Greek anthology, with an English translation by W. R. Paton (London: Heinemann, 1916-18), 5 vols. PA 3458 .A2 1916 Trinity College Library). Back to Line
3.1] Venus as the morning star is Phospher, and as the evening star is Hesper. Back to Line
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