Martin Farquhar Tupper
Martin Farquhar Tupper Poems
Laura (From Petrarch)
My Laura, my love, I behold in thine eyes
Twin daystars that Mercy has given,
To teach me on earth to be happy and wise
And guide me triumphant to heaven.
Their lessons of love thro' a lifetime have taught
My bosom the pureness of thine,
They have roused me to virtue, exalted my thought,
And nerved me for glory divine:
They have shed on my heart a delightful repose,
All else it hath barr'd from its portal,
So deeply the stream of my happiness flows,
I know that my soul is immortal.
God be thank'd that storms blow over,
God be praised that faith endures!
Nature, universal lover,
Ever works such timely cures;
Wolf-like fears may still be howling,
But they come not near us oft
If we scare them in their prowling
By the torch of hope aloft!