Eos: An Epic of the Dawn, and Other Poems

By Nicholas Flood Davin


 

SINCE FIRST O’ER ALBUM VERSE I
GROANED.


 

Since first o’er Album verse I groaned,
    What years have passed me by!
’Twas hard to think the girl who owned
    That foolish book could die.

But strange to say that die she did
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    No fish escapes death’s hook;
And stranger still, her memory slid
    Quite out of memory’s book.

And tho’ I love you very much,
    And mine is love in sooth,
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Ne’er credit me, my love is such
    As will defy Time’s tooth.

To please thee, I’d resign my breath,
    Or more—I’d write a rhyme;
But tho’ my love is strong as Death,
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    It is not strong as Time. [Page 94]