Poems

From Faust - Iv. Chorus Of Spirits

VANISH, dark clouds on high,

Offspring of night!
Let a more radiant beam
Through the blue ether gleam,

Charming the sight!
Would the dark clouds on high

Melt into air!
Stars glimmer tenderly,

Planets more fair

Shed their soft light.
Spirits of heav'nly birth,
Fairer than sons of earth,
Quivering emotions true

Hover above;
Yearning affections, too,

In their train move.
See how the spirit-band,
By the soft breezes fann'd,
Covers the smiling land,--
Covers the leafy grove,
Where happy lovers rove,
Deep in a dream of love,
True love that never dies!
Bowers on bowers rise,

Soft tendrils twine;
While from the press escapes,
Born of the juicy grapes,

Foaming, the wine;
And as the current flows
O'er the bright stones it goes,--
Leaving the hilly lands

Far, far behind,--
Into a sea expands,

Loving to wind
Round the green mountain's base;
And the glad-winged race,

Rapture sip in,
As they the sunny light,
And the fair islands bright,

Hasten to win,
That on the billows play
With sweet deceptive ray,
Where in glad choral song
Shout the exulting throng;
Where on the verdant plain

Dancers we see,
Spreading themselves amain

Over the lea.
Some boldly climbing are

O'er the steep brake,
Others are floating far

O'er the smooth lake.
All for a purpose move,

All with life teem,
While the sweet stars above

Blissfully gleam.



Poem topics: , , , , , , , , ,

Rate this poem:

Add From Faust - Iv. Chorus Of Spirits poem to your favorites

Add Poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to your favorites

Similar Poems
There is no similar poems related to "From Faust - Iv. Chorus Of Spirits" poem.
All Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Poems

Popular Poets

Clara Smith (1 poems)
James Phillip McAuley (2 poems)
Arthur Guiterman (2 poems)
Charles Hamilton Sorley (9 poems)
Lord John Wilmot (0 poems)
Herbert Asquith (5 poems)
Robert Cameron Rogers (1 poems)
Darrell Figgis (1 poems)
Richard Hovey (4 poems)
Arthur Christopher Benson (1 poems)

Popular Poems

Rhyming Poem, by Charles Bukowski
Work And Contemplation, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Lucifer In Starlight, by George Meredith
By Morning Twilight, by George Meredith
Lord Rochesterâ??s Song, by Victor Marie Hugo
A Wild Rose, by Alfred Austin
I Play At Richesâ??to Appease, by Emily Dickinson
Walt Whitman's Caution, by Walt Whitman
La petite vierge, by Emile Verhaeren
The Future Of Hands, by Larry Levis