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Poem by Mary Robinson


Sonnet 19. Farewell, Ye Coral Caves


Farewell, ye coral caves, ye pearly sands,
Ye waving woods that crown yon lofty steep;
Farewell, ye Nereides of the glittring deep,
Ye mountain tribes, ye fawns, ye sylvan bands:
On the bleak rock your frantic minstrel stands,
Each task forgot, save that, to sigh and weep;
In vain the strings her burning fingers sweep,
No more her touch, the Grecian Lyre commands!
In Circes cave my faithless Phaons laid,
Her daemons dress his brow with opiate flowrs;
Or, loitring in the brown pomgranate shade,
Beguile with amrous strains the fateful hours;
While Sapphos lips, to paly ashes fade,
And sorrows cankring worm her heart devours!



Mary Robinson


Mary Robinson's other poems:
  1. Sonnet 24. O Thou! Meek Orb
  2. Stanzas Written under an Oak in Windsor Forest
  3. The Widows Home
  4. To Cesario
  5. Sonnet 44. Here Droops the Muse


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