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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps.  A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes.  1891.
Vols. IX–XI: Literature of the Republic, Part IV., 1861–1889
 
Song of Eros, in “Agathon”
By George Edward Woodberry (1855–1930)
 
[From The North Shore Watch, and Other Poems. 1890.]

WHEN love in the faint heart trembles,
  And the eyes with tears are wet,
Oh, tell me what resembles
  Thee, young Regret?
Violets with dewdrops drooping,        5
  Lilies o’erfull of gold,
Roses in June rains stooping,
  That weep for the cold,
Are like thee, young Regret.
 
Bloom, violets, lilies, and roses!        10
  But what, young Desire,
Like thee, when love discloses
  Thy heart of fire?
The wild swan unreturning,
  The eagle alone with the sun,        15
The long-winged storm-gulls burning
  Seaward when day is done,
Are like thee, young Desire.
 
 
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