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John Keats

Extracts from an Opera: Asleep

Asleep! O sleep a little while, white pearl!

And let me kneel, and let me pray to thee,

And let me call Heavenís blessing on thine eyes,

And let me breathe into the happy air,

That doth enfold and touch thee all about,

Vows of my slavery, my giving up,

My sudden adoration, my great love!