An Invocation (Coleridge)

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An Invocation  (1790) 
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Written in 1790, first published in the collected works of 1893.

Sweet Muse! companion of my every hour!
Voice of my Joy! Sure soother of the sigh!
Now plume thy pinions, now exert each power,
And fly to him who owns the candid eye.

And if a smile of Praise thy labour hail
(Well shall thy labours then my mind employ)
Fly fleetly back, sweet Muse! and with the tale
O’erspread my Features with a flush of Joy!

This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.