by Clinton Scollard (1860 - 1932)

Come, love, across the sunlit land
Language: English 
Come, Love, across the sunlit land,
  As blithe as dryad dancing free,
While time slips by like silvery sand 
  Within the glass of memory.

Ere Winter, in his reckless glee 
  Blights all the bloom with ruthless hand,
Come, Love, across the sunlit land 
  As blithe as dryad dancing free.
 
And all the years of life shall be 
  Like peaceful vales that wide expand 
To meet a bright, untroubled sea
  By radiant azure arches spanned 
  Come, Love, across the sunlit land 
As blithe as dryad dancing free.

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This text was added to the website: 2009-08-23
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