Treasure Island

George Pope Morris

(1802-1864 / USA)

The Dream Of Love.


I've had the heart-ache many times,
At the mere mention of a name
I've never woven in my rhymes,
Though from it inspiration came.
It is in truth a holy thing,
Life-cherished from the world apart--
A dove that never tries its wing,
But broods and nestles in the heart.

That name of melody recalls
Her gentle look and winning ways
Whose portrait hangs on memory's walls,
In the fond light of other days.
In the dream-land of Poetry,
Reclining in its leafy bowers,
Her bright eyes in the stars I see,
And her sweet semblance in the flowers.

Her artless dalliance and grace--
The joy that lighted up her brow--
The sweet expression of her face--
Her form--it stands before me now!
And I can fancy that I hear
The woodland songs she used to sing,
Which stole to my attending ear,
Like the first harbingers of spring.

The beauty of the earth was hers,
And hers the purity of heaven;
Alone, of all her worshippers,
To me her maiden vows were given.
They little know the human heart,
Who think such love with time expires;
Once kindled, it will ne'er depart,
But burn through life with all its fires.

We parted--doomed no more to meet--
The blow fell with a stunning power--
And yet my pulse will strangely beat
At the remembrance of that hour!
But time and change their healing brought,
And years have passed in seeming glee,
But still alone of her I've thought
Who's now a memory to me.

There may be many who will deem
This strain a wayward, youthful folly,
To be derided as a dream
Born of the poet's melancholy.
The wealth of worlds, if it were mine,
With all that follows in its train,
I would with gratitude resign,
To dream that dream of love again.

Submitted: Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Dream Of Love. by George Pope Morris )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Lisbon, Frank Avon
  2. Underground, Mark Webster
  3. Ophelia to Hamlet, David McLansky
  4. That All Our Beauty's Are The Same, Mark R. Elias
  5. Lust u me nu meneer, Madrason writer
  6. Depression, Alesia Leach
  7. Seashore Gratitude, Liilia Talts Morrison
  8. The Path Of The King, vince gullaci
  9. The Present, bryan wallace
  10. Vieze oren, Schone ogen, Madrason writer

Poem of the Day

poet Sir Walter Raleigh

EVEN such is Time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
And pays us but with earth and dust;
   Who in the dark and silent grave,
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]