Collected Poems of Henry Derozio: Preface by Manu Samriti Chander; Edited by Amardeep Singh

To the Dog Star

How the Chaldean watched thee, brightest star! 
  Brightest, and loveliest in the vault of heaven! 
There dost thou shine, and shine like Hope afar; 
  And at the soft, sweet, silent hour of even, 
While airy spirits breathing fragrance fly, 
  And fan my temples with their odorous wings, 
Thy trembling light to watch and worship, I 
  Go forth;—this to my heart such rapture brings, 
As never may be told I—Thy lovely light, 
  Eternal Sirius, re-calls one dear to mind; 
For Oh! her form was beautiful and bright, 
  And like thy ray, her soul was most refined, 
And made for tenderness, and purest love ;— 
Then smile on her, bright star, smile sweetly from above. 

April, 1827. 

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