|Photo by Magic Marie
My favorite verse of the poem (love the rhyme of "whist" and "kissed") is below.You can read it in its entirety here on Bartleby.
|But peaceful was the night
|Wherein the Prince of Light
|His reign of peace upon the earth began.
|The winds, with wonder whist,
|Smoothly the waters kissed,
|Whispering new joys to the mild Ocean,
|Who now hath quite forgot to rave,
|While birds of calm sit brooding on the charmed wave.