John Bannister Tabb

(1845-1909 / the United States)

My Captive - Poem by John Bannister Tabb

I brought a Blossom home with me
Beneath my roof to stay;
But timorous and frail was she,
And died before the day:
She missed the measureless expanse
Of heaven, and heaven her countenance.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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