by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

In confidence
Language: English 
The sea heard, the deep sad sea
Throbb'd with one bitter secret more
But set no murm'ring rumor free,
By wind or bird to cave or shore

The stars saw but no trembling star
Of all the wild bewitching train
Has ever whisper'd from afar
The story of the hopeless pain

The night heard: but the silent night
Unveils no tears: betrays no sighs
She wraps away from sound and sight
Despairing hearts and watching eyes

What if the night and stars and sea
Should but for once their pledge forget
And softly breathe alone to thee
She loved thee then, she loves thee yet...


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This text was added to the website: 2018-01-09
Line count: 16
Word count: 105