by Robert Seymour Bridges (1844 - 1930)

A love lyric
Language: English 
Why art thou sad, my dearest?
What terror is it thou fearest,
Braver who art than I
The fiend to defy?

Why art thou sad, my dearest?
And why in tears appearest,
Closer than I that wert
At hiding thy hurt?

Why art thou sad, my dearest,
Since now my voice thou hearest?
Who with a kiss restore
Thy valour of yore.


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This text was added to the website: 2009-02-04
Line count: 12
Word count: 62