Poems (Tennyson, 1843)/Volume 2/Move eastward, happy earth, and leave

Poems (Tennyson, 1843) by Alfred Tennyson
Move eastward, happy earth, and leave


Move eastward, happy earth, and leave
Yon orange sunset waning slow:
From fringes of the faded eve,
O, happy planet, eastward go;
Till over thy dark shoulder glow
Thy silver sister-world, and rise
To glass herself in dewy eyes
That watch me from the glen below.

Ah, bear me with thee, lightly borne,
Dip forward under starry light,
And move me to my marriage-morn,
And round again to happy night.

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