Henry Van Dyke

(10 November 1852 – 10 April 1933 / Germantown, Pennsylvania)

Love's Nearness - Poem by Henry Van Dyke

I think of thee, when golden sunbeams shimmer
Across the sea;
And when the waves reflect the moon's pale glimmer,
I think of thee.

I see thy form, when down the distant highway
The dust-clouds rise;
In deepest night, above the mountain by-way,
I see thine eyes.

I hear thee when the ocean-tides returning
Loudly rejoice;
And on the lonely moor, in stillness yearning,
I hear thy voice.

I dwell with thee: though thou art far removed,
Yet art thou near.
The sun goes down, the stars shine out, ---
Ah, wert thou here!

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  • Aphroditeanastasia Menegaki (5/29/2016 3:25:00 PM)

    By far my most favourite poet... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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