Lines For Music (Iii) by Frances Anne Kemble
Good night! from music’s softest spell
Go to thy dreams: and in thy slumbers,
Fairies, with magic harp and shell,
Sing o’er to thee thy own sweet numbers.
Good night! from hope’s intense desire
Go to thy dreams: and may to-morrow,
Love, with the sun returning, fire
These evening mists of doubt and sorrow.
Good night! from hours of weary waking
I’ll to my dreams: still in my sleep
To feel the spirit’s restless aching,
And even with eyelids closed, to weep.