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Poem by Edward Bulwer-Lytton


The Love-Letter


  As grains of gold that in the sands
    Of Lydian waters shine,
  The welcome sign of mountain lands
    That veil the silent mine;

  Thus may the river of my thought,
    That glideth now to thee,
  Reveal the wealth as yet unwrought,
    Which Love has heap'd in me!

  So strove I to enrich the scroll
    To thy dear hands consign'd;
  I thought to leave the lavish soul
    No golden wish behind!

  Ah, fool! to think an hour could drain
    What life can scarce explore--
  Enough, if guided by the grain,
    Thy heart should seek the ore!



Edward Bulwer-Lytton


Edward Bulwer-Lytton's other poems:
  1. The Love of Maturer Years
  2. The True Joy-Giver
  3. On the Reperusal of Letters Written in Youth
  4. The Loyalty of Love
  5. Address to the Soul in Despondency


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