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William Wordsworth
Complete Poetical Works

"HOW BEAUTIFUL THE QUEEN OF NIGHT"

HOW beautiful the Queen of Night, on high
Her way pursuing among scattered clouds,
Where, ever and anon, her head she shrouds
Hidden from view in dense obscurity.
But look, and to the watchful eye
A brightening edge will indicate that soon
We shall behold the struggling Moon
Break forth,--again to walk the clear blue sky.

1846.