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Poem by Gerald Massey
A Lyric of Love
THE Lark that nestles nearest earth, To Heaven's gate nighest sings And loving thee, my lowly life Doth mount on Lark-like wings! Thine eyes are starry promises: And affluent above All measure in its blessing, is The largess of thy love. Merry as laughter 'mong the hills, Spring dances at my heart! And at my wooing Nature's soul, Into her face will start! The Queen-moon, in her starry bower Looks happier for our love; A dewier splendour fills the flower, And mellower coos the Dove. My heart may sometimes blind mine eyes With utterance of tears, But feels no pang for thee, Belov'd! But all the more endears: And if life comes with cross and care Unknown in years of yore, I know thou'lt half the burden bears And I am strong once more. Ah! now I see my life was shorn, That, like the forest-brook When leaves are shed, my darkling soul Up in heaven's face might look! And blessings on the storm that gave Me haven on thy breast, Where life hath climaxt like a wave That breaks in perfect rest.
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