The Unnamed Lake and Other Poems

by Frederick George Scott


 

LOST LOVE


 

LOVE has gone a-straying,
    Like a cloud in May,
Down the silent wind-ways,
    Past the bounds of day.
When will he return again?
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When will his fire burn again?
    I am broken-hearted,
    Since sweet Love departed.

Love has gone a-straying—
    Call him back to me,

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Up the silent wind-ways,
    Over land and sea.
Tell him he must bring again
Joys that I can sing again;
    I am broken-hearted,
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    Since sweet love departed.

Love has gone a-straying—
    Foolish, foolish Love,
Seeking up the wind-ways
    For the stars above;

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Tell him here are flowers as fair,
Tell him here are hours as rare,
While the earth is dressed in spring
And the merry birds do sing,
And the brooks and rivers run
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Laughing at the staid old sun;
Call Love home again,
Bid him not roam again,—
    I am broken-hearted,
    Since sweet Love departed.
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