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    ARRIA TO POETUS   Table of Contents     SPRING.

Tucker, Mary E.
Poems

- TO MARY.


TO MARY.


THE sky low down in distant West, is tinged
with golden hue,
While all the glorious vault above is one bright
mass of blue.
Now as I still gaze in the West, my favorite star I see,
A diamond bright, queen of the night, the
evening star for me.

Some love the war like star of Mars: he pleaseth
not my eyes;
Some say that Jupiter is bright: his looks I
little prize;
The morning star is passing fair, but still I love
it not;
For none to me shines lovingly, as Venus *

(*) Written when Venus was evening star. on my cot.

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Now the pale moon, as if in love, is sending from
the sky
Her tender beams upon the field, where, Mary,
you and I
So oft have stood at close of day, and talked our
little cares--
Love, children, cooks, our thoughts of books, our
prospects, hopes and fears.

Now standing out in bold relief, I see your cottage
white;
The once green trees are bare of leaves, they fell
at winter's blight.
All is so still! No light is there, I know you
are at rest;
May slumber's light be yours this night--may you
ever be blest.

Soon, very soon, for aught we know, our pathway
may divide;
But, Mary, will you think of me, when I'm not by
your side?
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And oh! look on, with pitying eye, in distant,
distant years;
My virtues few, my friendship true, and o'er my
faults shed tears.
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    ARRIA TO POETUS   Table of Contents     SPRING.