Pine, Rose and Fleur de Lis

by Susie Frances Harrison


 

LOATH TO GO


 

So we linger, loath to leave
       (Stretched upon a bracken bed)
Such an island, such an eve!

Still unto the waters cleave
       Sunset yellows, pink and red,

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While we linger, loath to leave,

Fearing fate no more may weave
       Plot so fair as that which bred
Such an island, such an eve.

Still the languid waters heave

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       Purpled and encarmined,
So we linger, loath to leave.

Twilight gray doth not bereave
       Earth of beauty. Ne’er were wed
Such an island, such an eve!

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Yet we must press on, achieve,
       Cease to dream, and do instead—
Still we linger, loath to leave
Such an island, such an eve!
 

 


 

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