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Poem by Dora Sigerson Shorter


Deep in the moving depths
   Of yellow wine,
I swore Id drown your face,
   O love of mine;
All clad in yellow hue,
   So fair to see,
You crouched within my cup
   And laughed at me.

Twice oer a learned page
   I turned and tossed,
For would I not forget
   The love I lost.
All stern and robed in gloom,
   You read it too,
I could not see the words
   Saw only you.

Within the hungry chase
   I thought to kill
You, love, who haunted thus
   Without my will,
But in the gentle gaze
   Of fawn and deer,
Your eyes disarmed my hand,
   And shook my spear.

Beneath a maids dark lash
   I swore youd drown,
Sink in the laughing blue
   Give in, go down:
But no! you bathèd there
   Right joyously,
And from her liquid eyes
   You laughed at me.

Dora Sigerson Shorter

Dora Sigerson Shorter's other poems:
  1. I Prayed So Eagerly
  2. Distant Voices
  3. The Ballad of the Fairy Thorn-Tree
  4. The Suicides Grave
  5. Cupid Slain

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Samuel Coleridge Love ("All thoughts, all passions, all delights") 1799
  • Elizabeth Barrett-Browning Love ("We cannot live, except thus mutually")
  • Rupert Brooke Love ("Love is a breach in the walls, a broken gate")
  • Charles Calverley Love ("Canst thou love me, lady?")
  • Thomas Gent Love ("Love!what is love? a mere machine, a spring")
  • Nicholas Breton Love ("Foolish love is only folly")
  • Fitz-Greene Halleck Love ("WHEN the tree of Love is budding first")
  • George Horton Love ("Whilst tracing thy visage I sink in emotion")
  • Alexander Smith Love ("THE fierce exulting worlds, the motes in rays")
  • Henry Van Dyke Love ("Let me but love my love without disguise")
  • Jones Very Love ("I asked of Time to tell me where was Love")
  • Ella Wilcox Love ("The longer I live and the more I see")
  • John Kenyon Love ("Mother! I've seen a little boy")
  • Albert Pike Love ("I am the soul of the Universe")

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