Kiss Mine Eyelids, Lovely Morn, Op. 17(1890)
"Kiss Mine Eyelids, Lovely Morn," Op. 17 is a song by Clara Kathleen Rogers setting a poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The song is for high voice, piano and violin obligato.
A Young Girl's Poem
by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Kiss mine eyelids, beauteous Morn,
Blushing into life new-born!
Lend me violets for my hair,
And thy russet robe to wear,
And thy ring of rosiest hue
Set in drops of diamond dew!
Kiss my cheek, thou noontide ray,
From my Love so far away!
Let thy splendor streaming down
Turn its pallid lilies brown,
Till its darkening shades reveal
Where his passion pressed its seal!
Kiss my lips, thou Lord of light,
Kiss my lips a soft good-night!
Westward sinks thy golden car;
Leave me but the evening star,
And my solace that shall be,
Borrowing all its light from thee!