John William Inchbold

(1830-1888 / England)

Poems of John William Inchbold

1. A Question 10/13/2010
2. A Stranger 10/13/2010
3. Art 10/13/2010
4. At Last 10/13/2010
5. Beauty’s Power 10/13/2010
6. Custom 10/13/2010
7. Dedicatory 10/13/2010
8. Early Spring 10/13/2010
9. Experience 10/13/2010
10. Illusions Of Love 10/13/2010
11. Life’s Glass 10/13/2010
12. Life’s Words 10/13/2010
13. Love 10/13/2010
14. Love Passing 10/13/2010
15. Love Song 10/13/2010
16. Love’s Altar 10/13/2010
17. Love’s Autumn Buds 10/13/2010
18. Love’s Breath 10/13/2010
19. Love’s Fearlessness 10/13/2010
20. Love’s Joy 10/13/2010

A Question

O wherefore write thy thoughts in careful measure?
It cannot be thine own voice gives thee joy,
In song is there an all-sufficient treasure,
Whose numbers leave no lingering alloy?
Take this my answer, Love, and then I cease;—
I sang that thou might'st read with loving mind,
That images of beauty might increase,
And treasure, still more treasure, haply find;—
But I have done—to thee the sea and sky,

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