Lundy's Lane and Other Poems

by Duncan Campbell Scott


 

THE LEAF


 

THIS siver-edged geranium leaf
Is one sign of a bitter grief
Whose symbols are a myriad more;
They cluster round a carven stone
Where she who sleeps is never alone
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For two hearts at the core,

BOUND with her heart make one of three,
  A trinity in unity,
One sentient heart that grieves;
And myriad dark-leaved memories keep

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Vigil above the triune sleep,—
Edged all with silver are the leaves.