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Incantations Part IV

Hymn to Cynthia (Ben Jonson)

Queen and huntress, chaste and fair,
Now the sun is laid to sleep,
Seated in thy silver chair,
State in wonted manner keep:

Earth, let not thy envious shade
Dare itself to interpose;
Cynthia's shining orb was made
Heaven to cheer, when day did close:

Lay thy bow of pearl apart,
And thy crystal-shining quiver;
Give unto the flying heart
Space to breathe, how short-so-ever:

Hesperus entreats thy light,
Goddess excellently bright,
Bless us then with wished sight,
Thou who makes a day of night.

Japanese transcription

When I'm home dressed, changed and fed
Another song is laid to sleep
See them in a silver trap
Staging wanted one eyed key

Never fighting in the shade
Daring to say interpause
Sit and shining all was laid
After jeer wear dated clothes

Lay my heart out hard
I'm not used to shining quimmer
Give up to the plying hard
Stays to breathe our shone so ever

As my eyes and dream my light
Yours is excellently bright
Less I land for ocean sight
Mine new phase a day at night

Created: 2 December, 2005 - Last changed: 2 December, 2005 - Comments (0)