Eos: An Epic of the Dawn, and Other Poems

By Nicholas Flood Davin


 

A CHRISTMAS CARD.


 

The snowy waste all wild and wide.
    The blizzard bellows on its way.
    I see this card—the world’s all May,
And you are sitting by my side.
This heart was ice an hour ago,
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Now all the springs of feeling flow,
As ’mid the dance I see you glide,
    While gay waltz music fills the air;
    Or ’neath the moon— a happy pair—
We walk, nor care what may betide.
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My heart swells glad with vanished bliss,
    All, all before my fancy rise—
    Your low sweet voice—your violet eyes—
Your lips, —your thrice perfervid kiss. [Page 129]