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Poem by Louisa Sarah Bevington

Gold and Steel


I HAVE asked, and you have answered:--
Be the cunning work fulfilled,
Be the soul that's tried by fire
Tender-hearted, warrior-willed.

Steel for strength and gold for beauty,
So shall be the heart you hold;
As a sword of keenest metal
Yet may have its hilt of gold.

Fan your furnace, hotter, hotter,
Till you win the weapon true;
Golden to your touch, my dearest,
Steel, to meet you foes for you.

Louisa Sarah Bevington

Louisa Sarah Bevington's other poems:
  1. Merle Wood
  2. Her Worst and Best
  3. Steel or Gold?
  4. Not Ye Who Goad
  5. Egoisme a Deux

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