Friday, March 3, 2017

TO THE MUSE, a poem

ONE spot of green, watered by hidden streams,
Makes summer in the desert where it gleams;
     And mortals, gazing on thy heavenly face,
Forget the woes of earth, and share thy dreams!
"To the Muse" by Florence Earle Coates. Published as "Poetry" in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine (March 1897) and Poems (1898); as "To the Muse" in Poems (1916) Volume II.

Originally published as "Poetry." Below as inscribed in an 1898 copy of Poems to

Mrs. Charles F. Weber,
with the cordial regard of
          Florence Earle Coates
     April 29/98

along with the following autograph verse:

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