John Bannister Tabb

(1845-1909 / the United States)

A Song Of Expectancy - Poem by John Bannister Tabb

Time will tell us: only wait;
He alone the secret knows,
He alone the Delphic gate
Shuts, or open throws.

Time will tell us: kind is he;
Sorrow wins not by delay,
But the wine of joy to be
Ripens day by day.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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