To Music (poem)

by Frederick William Harvey

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To Music (poem)
English source: Frederick William Harvey

In scarlet shall thy sorrows pace
Like queens the pathway thou dost dread:
Death shall fall down and hide her face
And bow the head,
While music upon life’s despair
Triumphs, an angel in the air.

Joy is mere pleasure if music lend not
Magic to hold that heart of fire;
In red and fleeting sunsets end not
The heart’s desire
When music over life’s dark dream
Runs singing like a silver stream.


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