Beautiful Dreamer Serenade

By Stephen C. Foster Stephen C. Foster
Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me,
Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee;
Sounds of the rude world heard in the day,
Lull'd by the moonlight have all pass'd a way!

Beautiful dreamer, queen of my song,
List while I woo thee with soft melody;
Gone are the cares of life's busy throng,—
Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!
Beautiful dreamer awake unto me!

Beautiful dreamer, out on the sea
Mermaids are chaunting the wild lorelie;
Over the streamlet vapors are borne,
Waiting to fade at the bright coming morn.

Beautiful dreamer, beam on my heart,
E'en as the morn on the streamlet and sea;
Then will all clouds of sorrow depart,—
Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!
Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!

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Poet Stephen C. Foster

Subjects Love, Arts & Sciences, Relationships, Music, Romantic Love, Classic Love, Infatuation & Crushes

Holidays Valentine's Day

Poetic Terms Rhymed Stanza, Couplet

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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