by Alfred Tennyson, Lord (1809 - 1892)

Light, so low upon earth
Language: English 
Light, so low upon earth, -
You send a flash to the sun.
Here is the golden close of love,
All my wooing is done. -
O the woods and the meadows,
Woods where we hid from the wet,
Stiles where we stayed to be kind,
Meadows in which we met!

Light, so low in the vale,
You flash and lighten afar;
For this is the golden morning of love,
And you are his morning star.
Flash! I am coming, I come,
By meadow and stile and wood:
O lighten into my eyes and heart,
Into my heart and my blood!

Heart are you great enough
For a love that never tires?
O heart are you great enough for love?
I have heard of thorns and briers.

Over the thorns and briers,
Over the meadows and stiles,
Over the world to the end of it
Flash for a million miles!

Over the thorns and briers,
Over the meadows and stiles,
Over the world to the end of it
Flash for a million miles!

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This text was added to the website: 2009-03-22
Line count: 28
Word count: 173