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 !