by Harold Boulton, Sir (1859 - 1935)

Love's Journey
Language: English 
Moonbeam purest and serenest
That from Heaven's pale vapour leanest,
Shining earthward far away
With thy lustrous silver ray,
Shine on my beloved's home,
Tell her swift as I come.

Dawning sun, thou orb of wonder,
Rolling sable clouds asunder,
Shake the dun mist from thy brow,
Rim with gold her dwelling now;
Tell her, glorious messenger,
How I haste to come to her.

Night's long journeyings are over,
I am come to thee, dear lover,
Here I wait at earliest dawn
'Mid the roses on thy lawn,
Open wide thy window, Sweet,
I am kneeling at thy feet.


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This text was added to the website: 2017-08-06
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Word count: 99