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Poem by Madison Julius Cawein

Can I Forget?

Can I forget how LOVE once led the ways
Of our two lives together, joining them;
How every hour was his anadem,
And every day a tablet in his praise!
Can I forget how, in his garden place,
Among the purple roses, stem to stem,
We heard the rumour of his robe's bright hem,
And saw the aureate radiance of his face! -
Though I behold my soul's high dreams down-hurled,
And FALSEHOOD sit where Truth once towered white,
And in LOVE'S place, usurping lust and shame....
Though flowers be dead within the winter world,
Are flowers not there? and starless though the night,
Are stars not there, eternal and the same?

Madison Julius Cawein

Madison Julius Cawein's other poems:
  1. Here Is the Place Where Loveliness Keeps House
  2. Pixy Wood
  3. The Creek
  4. Corncob Jones
  5. Two Lives

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