Bronze sky disk of Nebra, Germany 1600 BC
Enamoured of the Lovely Moon
by Trumbull Stickney
enamoured of the lovely moon,
The dawn and twilight on their gentle lake.
Then Passion marvellously born did shake
Their breast and drave them
into the mid-noon.
Their lives did shrink to one desire, and soon
rose fire-eyed to follow in the wake
Of one eternal thought,—when sudden
Their hearts. They died, in miserable swoon.
Of all their agony
not a sound was heard.
The glory of the Earth is more than they.
asks her lovely image of the day:
A flower grows, a million boughs are
And over moving ocean-waves the bird
Chases his shadow and is no