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"Songs of a Muse's Slave"
by C.Frederick Shelley

STARS

Stars transport their lightness
They are heaven's daughters
Throwing thier own brightness
Down upon the waters.
Each star is a tale told
A blessing in the night
For lovers to behold
And set their quarrels right.

EVENING LOVLINESS

The sun went to rest in the distant west
As a thousand radiant colors dressed
The western sky.
As I looked up from this sweetness blessed
She gave sweet sigh.
On buds of beauty the flashes danced-
These spectrums cast on her bosom bare
Whose splendid colors from which I glanced
Transferred the radiance to her hair,
And I swear that every curl on that lovely girl
did come to shine in the evening time.

TRAV'LIN MAN

A trav'lin man I'll have to be
With face so pale and wan
Unless her love can settle me
Then I'll be moving on
It ruly is a ghastly pall
That hangs upon this brow
Her tender love is surely all
Can save this sinner now
For just her kisses hold me
And if her love be gone
Then it will be my; destiny
To travel come the dawn.

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