SWEET SILENCE AFTER BELLS! by Christopher Brennan

Sweet silence after bells!
deep in the enamour'd ear
soft incantation dwells.

Filling the rapt still sphere a liquid crystal swims, precarious yet clear.
Those metal quiring hymns shaped ether so succinct: a while, or it dislimns,
the silence, wanly prinkt with forms of lingering notes, inhabits, close. distinct;
and night, the angel, floats on wings of blessing spread o'er all the gather'd cotes
where meditation, wed with love, in gold-lit cells, absorbs the heaven that shed
sweet silence after bells.

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