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Her Voice

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THE wild bee reels from bough to bough
With his furry coat and his gauzy wing.
Now in a lily-cup, and now
Setting a jacinth bell a-swing,
In his wandering;
Sit closer love: it was here I trow
I made that vow,

Swore that two lives should be like one
As long as the sea-gull loved the sea,
As long as the sunflower sought the sun,--
It shall be, I said, for eternity
'Twixt you and me!
Dear friend, those times are over and done,
Love's web is spun.

Look upward where the poplar trees
Sway and sway in the summer air,
Here in the valley never a breeze
Scatters the thistledown, but there
Great winds blow fair
From the mighty murmuring mystical seas,
And the wave-lashed leas.

Look upward where the white gull screams,
What does it see that we do not see?
Is that a star? or the lamp that gleams
On some outward voyaging argosy,--
Ah! can it be
We have lived our lives in a land of dreams!
How sad it seems.

Sweet, there is nothing left to say
But this, that love is never lost,
Keen winter stabs the breasts of May
Whose crimson roses burst his frost,
Ships tempest-tossed
Will find a harbour in some bay,
And so we may.

And there is nothing left to do
But to kiss once again, and part,
Nay, there is nothing we should rue,
I have my beauty,--you your Art,
Nay, do not start,
One world was not enough for two
Like me and you.
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COMMENTS
Patrick O''Conor-Mason 05 February 2020
Amazing outstanding poem
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Sarah Shahzad 14 January 2020
Incredible..! ! This is such a powerful peace to read.. :)
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Nicole Settimi 29 March 2019
'I have my beauty, - you your Art, Nay, do not start, One world was not enough for two Like me and you.' - These last four lines are everything. I also loved a poem which delivers its very best at the end. Great write from an extraordinary writer. Xx NDS
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Sunita Chandla 04 July 2018
How musically the bee flows and the time follows it
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Chinedu Dike 14 January 2017
Beautiful and insightfully brought forth.
2 5 Reply
Anil Kumar Panda 04 January 2017
This is beautiful poetry. Loved it.
6 5 Reply
Madhabi Banerjee 04 January 2017
well written. Ienjoy it most
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Rod Mendieta 18 December 2016
Thank God some souls are able to express their pain in terms of sheer beauty, since I more often see, all around, our inner pain being outpoured as ugliness.
5 5 Reply
Mannika S Raghav 27 January 2016
Oscar Wilde, were you alive, I would worship your then too....
10 5 Reply
M Asim Nehal 14 December 2015
Nice imagery and great poem, I enjoyed it.
7 4 Reply

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