Winter Skies


Charles Heavysege

The stars are glittering in the frosty sky,

Numerous as pebbles on a broad sea-coast;

And o'er the vault the cloud-like galaxy

Has marshalled its innumerable host.

Alive all heaven seems! with wondrous glow

Tenfold refulgent every star appears,

As if some wide, celestial gale did blow,

And thrice illume the ever-kindled spheres.

Orbs, with glad orbs rejoicing, burning, beam

Ray-crowned, with lambent lustre in their zones,

Till o'er the blue, bespangled spaces seem

Angels and great archangels on their thrones;

A host divine, whose eyes are sparkling gems,

And forms more bright than diamond diadems.

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