Eliza Cook

London Road / Southwark / England
Eliza Cook
London Road / Southwark / England
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Don'T Tell The World That You'Re Waiting For Me

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THREE summers have gone since the first time we met, love,
And still 'tis in vain that I ask thee to wed ;
I hear no reply but a gentle " Not yet, love,"
With a smile of your lip, and a shake of your head.
Ah ! how oft have I whispered, how oft have I sued thee,
And breathed my soul's question of " When shall it be ?"
You know, dear, how long and how truly I've wooed thee,
So don't tell the world that you're waiting for me.

I have fashioned a home, where the fairies might dwell, love,
I've planted the myrtle, the rose, and the vine ;
But the cottage to me is a mere hermit's cell, love,
And the bloom will be dull till the flowers are thine.
I've a ring of bright gold, which I gaze on when lonely,
And sigh with Hope's eloquence, " When will it be ?"
There needs but thy " Yes," love--one little word only,
So don't tell the world that you're waiting for me.
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Britte Ninad 11 June 2020
There needs but thy " Yes, " love- one little word only, So don't tell the world that you're waiting for me.....brilliant penning
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Kyvin Nash 12 November 2019
Amazing and lovely
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Aniruddha Pathak 12 November 2019
Wow, what a lovely poem so brilliantly penned, full of frustration, but still filled with hope!
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Mahtab Bangalee 12 November 2019
I've a ring of bright gold, which I gaze on when lonely, And sigh with Hope's eloquence, " When will it be? " ..///lovely poem penned
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Orbiam Simon 12 November 2019
Yes, I won't tell anyone because of love, for love conquers the world.
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Kingsley Egbukole 12 November 2019
Earnestly seeking one's love but no positive response yet. Loving can be challenging most times. Thanks for sharing.
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Dr Antony Theodore 11 June 2019
where the fairies might dwell, love, I've planted the myrtle, the rose, and the vine; But the cottage to me is a mere hermit's cell, love, And the bloom will be dull till the flowers are thine. a very fine poem full of lively imagination. tony
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Bernard F. Asuncion 12 November 2018
Such a lovely write by Eliza Cook................
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Ratnakar Mandlik 12 November 2018
The intensity of love is touching and the wait for lover's acceptance is very agonizing. Great poem. Thanks for posting it here.
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Edward Kofi Louis 12 November 2018
Since the first time we met! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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