On a Poet’s lips I slept
Dreaming like a love adept
In the sound his breathing kept,
Nor seeks nor finds he mortal blisses,
But feeds on the aerial kisses
Of shades that haunt Thought ‘s wildernesses.
He will watch from dawn to gloom
The lake reflected sun illume
The yellow bees in the ivy bloom,
Nor heed nor see what things they be
But from these create he can
Forms more real than living Man,
Nurslings of Immortality!