Love’s Constancy [poem by Philip Durham Lorimer]

[Editor: This poem by Philip Durham Lorimer was published in Songs and Verses by Philip Durham Lorimer: An Australian Bush Poet, 1901.]

Love’s Constancy

Gently in thy bosom bear
One fond wish expressed by me,
Welling up from depths of care
Only uttered unto thee !
Ever when the purple dawn
Scatters roses on thy way,
Think, my darling, of the morn
When I whispered, “Love, to-day
Be thou mine own.”

Softly doth the ev’ning’s shade
Hide all beauty from our eyes ;
All of loveliness must fade,
Till the light of morn arise !
And in pleasure or in woe,
If there is no guiding light,
Look, beloved, from below ;
Unto heaven’s purple height ;
God’s radiant Throne.

Bowna, near Albury, April 4, 1889.



Source:
E. A. Petherick (editor). Songs and Verses by Philip Durham Lorimer: An Australian Bush Poet, William Clowes and Sons, London, 1901, page 116

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