Saturday, October 15, 2016

SO YOU LOVE ME, a poem

SO you love me, have no care;
Mine will be the strength to dare
Perils that without your love
Greater than my strength might prove.
Never any knight who had
Felt your touch an accolade,
But had grown more brave, more true,
Sweetheart! sweetheart!—
     Loved by you.

In your chalice, my one rose,
All earth's fragrance you enclose;
Through your light, my one, one star,
Heaven draws me from afar.
Easy were it to lay down
All things save your love,—my crown,
And, in dying, life renew,
Sweetheart! sweetheart!—
     Loved by you.
"So You Love Me" by Florence Earle Coates. Published in Harper's Bazar (October 1911), The Unconquered Air (1912) and Poems (1916) Volume II.

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