Ghosts of melodious prophesyings rave Round every spot where trod Apollo's foot; Bronze clarions awake, and faintly bruit, Where long ago a giant battle was; And, from the turf, a lullaby doth pass In every place where infant Orpheus slept. Feel we these things? that moment have we stept Into a sort of oneness, and our state Is like a floating spirit's. But there are Richer entanglements, enthralments far More self-destroying, leading, by degrees, To the chief intensity: the crown of these Is made of love and friendship, and sits high Upon the forehead of humanity.
Miserable Orpheus who, turning to lose his Eurydice, beholds her for the first time as well as the last.cyril connolly
Orpheus melted the heart of Persephone , but I never had yours I followed you back to the end of the path, but I never found the doorzooey deschanel
Oh, if I had Orpheus ' voice and poetry with which to move the Dark Maid and her Lord, I'd call you back, dear love, from the world below. I'd go down there for you. Charon or the grim King's dog could not prevent me then from carrying you up into the fields of light.Euripides
Or bid the soul of Orpheus sing Such notes as, warbled to the string, Drew iron tears down Pluto 's cheek.john milton