previous next

Morning in Venice.

Mrs. Jane Newell Moore.
The Adriatic's chilly breath has ceased
The dawn's resistless coming to delay,
And turns, in honor of the conquering day,
To golden clouds of incense in the east.
But still about the City of the Sea
Clings, like a maiden's veil, a tender mist;
She looks again the radiant bride he kissed
In her first flush of youthful majesty.
The rosy marble of her palace seems
A western sunrise, and the sun's own glow
In the warm colors of the sails below,
While high upon her soaring tower gleams
The shining angel which her saint has given
To lead his city's thoughts from earth to heaven.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
Venice (Italy) (1)

Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text.

hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Jane Newell Moore (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: