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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Selected Works

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Serenade

Additional Information
  • Year Published: 1912
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: United States of America
  • Source: Arthur Mee, ed., The Book of Knowledge (New York: The Grolier Society, 1912)
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 8.0
  • Word Count: 95

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Stars of the summer night!
  Far in yon azure deeps,
Hide, hide your golden light!
  She sleeps!
My lady sleeps!
  Sleeps!

Moon of the summer night!
  Far down yon western steeps,
Sink, sink in silver light!
  She sleeps!
My lady sleeps!
  Sleeps!

Wind of the summer night!
  Where yonder woodbine creeps,
Fold, fold thy pinions light!
  She sleeps!
My lady sleeps!
  Sleeps!

Dreams of the summer night!
  Tell her, her lover keeps
Watch! While in slumbers light
  She sleeps!
My lady sleeps!
  Sleeps!