Swoon down, 0 shadowy hosts,
0 multitude ghosts,
Of the moonlight and starlight begotten !-Then swept
Whispers that sighed to me, sorrows that stealthily hov-
Laughters with lips that were mist. And murmurings
On toward me ftet that were glow; and faces uncovered,
Radiar t and crystalline clear,
In tortuous, sinuous swirl of vapory pearl,
Waned near and more near.
Flashed faster a spiral of shapes and of shadows still
On in a whirl of unutterable beauties by music expired,
That lived and desired,-
Born births of the brain of a rhapsody-reveling master;
/And mine eyes, with their beauties infired,
Smiled scorn on dark Death and Disaster.