Two Songs

Song Cycle by Corbett C. Sumsion

Word count: 74

?. The way that lovers use [sung text not yet checked]

The way that lovers use is this;
  They bow, catch hands, with never a word,
And their lips meet, and they do kiss,
  -- So I have heard.
They queerly find some healing so,
  And strange attainment in the touch;
There is a secret lovers know,
  -- I have read as much.
And theirs no longer joy nor smart,
  Changing or ending, night or day;
But mouth to mouth, and heart on heart,
  -- So lovers say.


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First published in Poetry and Drama, December 1913

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]