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Move Eastward, Happy Earth

First published in 1842.

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, smoothly [1] borne, Dip forward under starry light, And move me to my marriage-morn, And round again to happy night.

[Footnote 1: 1842 to 1853. Lightly.]

Lord Alfred Tennyson

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