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Jessie B. Rittenhouse, ed. (1869–1948).  The Little Book of Modern Verse.  1917.
52. Love’s Springtide
By Frank Dempster Sherman
MY heart was winter-bound until
  I heard you sing;
O voice of Love, hush not, but fill
  My life with Spring!
My hopes were homeless things before        5
  I saw your eyes;
O smile of Love, close not the door
  To paradise!
My dreams were bitter once, and then
  I found them bliss;        10
O lips of Love, give me again
  Your rose to kiss!
Springtide of Love! The secret sweet
  Is ours alone;
O heart of Love, at last you beat        15
  Against my own!


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