My hands have not touched water since your hands, – No; – nor my lips freed laughter since ‘farewell’. And with the day, distance again expands Between us, voiceless as an uncoiled shell. Yet, – much follows, much endures … Trust birds alone: A dove’s wings clung about my heartRead More →

She comes not when Noon is on the roses– Too bright is Day. She comes not to the Soul till it reposes From work and play. But when Night is on the hills, and the great Voices Roll in from Sea, By starlight and candle-light and dreamlight She comes toRead More →

Passing stranger! you do not know How longingly I look upon you, You must be he I was seeking, Or she I was seeking (It comes to me as a dream) I have somewhere surely Lived a life of joy with you, All is recall’d as we flit by eachRead More →

O, hurry, where by water, among the trees, The delicate-stepping stag and his lady sigh, When they have looked upon their images Would none had ever loved but you and I! Or have you heard that sliding silver-shoed Pale silver-proud queen-woman of the sky, When the sun looked out ofRead More →

Sweet stream that winds through yonder glade, Apt emblem of a virtuous maid Silent and chaste she steals along, Far from the world’s gay busy throng: With gentle yet prevailing force, Intent upon her destined course; Graceful and useful all she does, Blessing and blest where’er she goes; Pure-bosom’d asRead More →

Help me to seek! For I lost it there; And, if that ye have found it, ye that be here, And seek to convey it secretly, Handle it soft and treat it tenderly, Or else it will ‘plain, and then appair. But pray restore it mannerly, Since that I doRead More →

Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river. ~ Malagasy Proverb Malagasy is the language spoken by the inhabitants of Madagascar – an island country off the eastern coast of Africa. Madagascar was originally settled by sailors who had traveled the long oceans fromRead More →