Selected Poems

by Frederick George Scott




I once did dread your coming but you came;
         And your two eyes, as deep in mystery
                  As is the sea,
                           Set me aflame.

What the world was before, I know not now;
         Were the skies blue? And did suns rise and set?
                  I do forget,
                           O peerless brow! [Page 96]

In the deep joy enfolding us tonight,
         All past is dead, all future vague and dim,
                  Full to the brim,
                           Our soul’s delight. [Page 97]