"Smiling from those bright rays kiss" ["Heidelberg"] [poem, part 1]
Smiling with
from
those bright rays kiss a

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Like a lovely Oasis
Mid a desert dark and gloomy
But a moment— darkly down
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Came the cloudy heavens frown
Mong the leaves a fitful shaking.945
Told the hoarse nightwind was waking
Grey upon his mountain throne
Heidelberg his ruins lone
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Reared colossally,
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Bending to
Whistling
with the evens breeze

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It was morning. from the height,
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Cumbered with its ruins o hoar
All the lovely valley bright955
We were looking oer,
With its silver river bending
Vineyards to its banks descending 2 *
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Many a distant mountain chain
Girded round the mighty plain.960
Here the sky was clear and bright
But upon their distant height
Like a monster oer his prey
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Rain and tempest scowling lay
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All along the horizon sweeping
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Flinging far its cloudy spray
Oer the peaceful heaven beating
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