Edith Nesbit

(15 August 1858 – 4 May 1924 / Kennington / Surrey / England)

Not Now, When Skies Are Gold And Blue


And you have me and I have you,
When there are roses all the way,
And April days and nights of May,
And life is joy the whole day long--
Not now can passion flower in song.


But in the dark days by-and-by,
When, deep divided, you and I,
Shivering among the rose-thorns bare,
At last confess what fools we were;
Then, neatly wired, a nosegay fine
Shall deck your heart--O heart of mine!

Submitted: Monday, April 19, 2010

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