The splendor of sound
Heart and spirit ever to resound
Blessed be the muse, the music sublime
Creation's call known in sounding divine
Heard be the winds and the rolling waves of sea
Tender the touch, deep passion in mounting plea
Bloom and petals alight in frivolity play
To the awakened reverie I do pray
Lilting sentiments resonant and real
The muse, the music, the soul to reveal.
Veronica Veronese, 1872, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, British, 1828 - 1882.