Eos: An Epic of the Dawn, and Other Poems

By Nicholas Flood Davin


 

RECONCILED.


 

O God! To see thee weep
    And dare not kiss
The tear, the bursting tear away.
    My love! my life! my soul!
        My highest bliss
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Were near thee ever more to stay,
    To stay for ever more.

But now a gulf yawns wide
    Between us two;
The sun is gone, nor star
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    Illumes the dark; my peace
        Is gone, and you
Stand yonder—sad and cold and far—
    Far, far for ever more.

But lift thy drooping lids
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    And light the dark
Expanse; but smile though sad ’twill bridge
    The gulf with joy, and speak
        One word!—the lark
Sings on the gleaming ridge
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    Of dawn! ’Tis night no more. [Page 90]