[Milton-L] Fwd: Poem of the Day: At a Solemn Music

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Sun Dec 9 13:18:33 EST 2018


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>  <https://poetryfoundation.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c993b88231f5f84146565840e&id=43c3bbef03&e=2798d0bc76>At a Solemn Music <https://poetryfoundation.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c993b88231f5f84146565840e&id=1d69340b12&e=2798d0bc76>
> BY JOHN MILTON
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> Blest pair of Sirens, pledges of Heav'ns joy, 
> Sphear-born harmonious Sisters, Voice, and Vers, 
> Wed your divine sounds, and mixt power employ 
> Dead things with inbreath'd sense able to pierce, 
> And to our high-rais'd phantasie present,
> That undisturbèd Song of pure content, 
> Ay sung before the saphire-colour'd throne 
> To him that sits theron 
> With Saintly shout, and solemn Jubily, 
> Where the bright Seraphim in burning row
> Their loud up-lifted Angel trumpets blow, 
> And the Cherubick host in thousand quires 
> Touch their immortal Harps of golden wires, 
> With those just Spirits that wear victorious Palms, 
> Hymns devout and holy Psalms
> Singing everlastingly; 
> That we on Earth with undiscording voice 
> May rightly answer that melodious noise; 
> As once we did, till disproportion'd sin 
> Jarr'd against natures chime, and with harsh din
> Broke the fair musick that all creatures made 
> To their great Lord, whose love their motion sway’d 
> In perfect Diapason, whilst they stood 
> In first obedience, and their state of good. 
> O may we soon again renew that Song
> And keep in tune with Heav'n, till God ere long 
> To his celestial consort us unite, 
> To live with him, and sing in endles morn of light.  
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> John Milton was born on this day in 1608.
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> Source: The Oxford Book of English Verse, edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch ( 1919 )
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