Come, dark-eyed sleep, thou child of night


    Ὀφθάλμοις δὲ μέλαις νύκτος ἄωρος·

    COME, dark-eyed Sleep, thou child of Night, 
    Give me thy dreams, thy lies ; 
    Lead through the horny portal white 
    The pleasure day denies. 

    O bring the kiss I could not take 
    From lips that would not give ; 
    Bring me the heart I could not break, 
    The bliss for which I live. 

    I care not if I slumber blest 
    By fond delusion ; nay, 
    Put me on Phaon's lips to rest, 
    And cheat the cruel day !