by Alfred Perceval Graves (1846 - 1931)

The falling star
Language: English 
On my heaven he flashed, as the meteor star
Out of night will flame from afar.
Ah how could I escape his spell?
Deep, deep into my heart he fell.

I believed the stars that burn above
Shone less true than his eyes of love.
All their lamps beam on and on,
But, my falling star, thou art gone.

And a new love claims my fealty now,
Scant of speech and stern of brow.
Until death I own his claim.
Sorrow is my new love's name.


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Researcher for this text: Mike Pearson

This text was added to the website: 2016-09-13
Line count: 15
Word count: 89