by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872 - 1906)

Love is the light of the world, my dear
Language: English 
Love is the light of the world, my dear,
  Heigho, but the world is gloomy;
The light has failed and the lamp down hurled,
  Leaves only darkness to me.

Love is the light of the world, my dear,
  Ah me, but the world is dreary;
The night is down, and my curtain furled
  But I cannot sleep, though weary.

Love is the light of the world, my dear,
  Alas for a hopeless hoping,
When the flame went out in the breeze that swirled,
  And a soul went blindly groping.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-07-27
Line count: 12
Word count: 89