VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.

Hymn to Diana

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:
Hespersu entreats thy light,
Goddess excellently bright. Earth, let not thy envious shade
Dare itself to interpose;
Cynthia's shining orb was made
Heaven to clear when day did close:
Bless us then with wished sight,
Goddess excellently bright.
Lay thy bow of pearl apart,
And thy crystal-shining quiver;
Give unto the flying hart
Space to breathe, how short soever:
Thou that mak'st a day of night,
Goddess excellently bright.

--from Cynthia's Revels

Like "Slow, Slow, Fresh Fount", this song from Cynthia's Revels. Hesperus sings the hymn to Cynthia (or Diana), virgin goddess of the moon and the hunt.