Faust: A Dramatic Poem (Classic Reprint)
Publisher: Forgotten Books (September 27, 2015)
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Excerpt from Faust: A Dramatic Poem
Ye come, dim forms, as in youth's early day
Ye blessed these eyes, which now so lonely grieve!
Still, still, to hold ye fast shall I essay,
Still let my heart to that delusion cleave?
Ye throng me round! Well! lord it how ye may,
As from the mists ye rise, that round me weave!
Ye waft a magic air, that shakes my breast
With youth's tumultuous, yet divine, unrest.
Visions ye bring with you of happy days,
And many a dear, dear, shade ascends to view;
Like some faint haunting chime of ancient lays,
Come love, first love, and friendship back with you;
The heart runs back o'er life's bewildered maze,
And pangs, long laid to sleep, awake anew,
And named the loved ones lost, - before their day
Swept, whilst life yet was beautiful, away.
Alas, alas! These strains they cannot hear,
The souls to whom my earliest lays I sang;
Gone is that loving band of friends so dear.
The echoes hushed, that once responsive rang;
My numbers fall upon the stranger's ear,
Whose very praise is to my heart a pang,
And all, who in my lays took pride of yore,
Are lost in other lands, or else no more.
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