Verse > Anthologies > The World’s Best Poetry > Vol. II. Love
Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume II. Love.  1904.
VIII. Wedded Love
“Like a laverock in the lift”
Jean Ingelow (1820–1897)
IT ’s we two, it ’s we two for aye,
All the world, and we two, and Heaven be our stay!
Like a laverock 1 in the lift, 2 sing, O bonny bride!
All the world was Adam once, with Eve by his side.
What ’s the world, my lass, my love!—what can it do?        5
I am thine, and thou art mine; life is sweet and new.
If the world have missed the mark, let it stand by;
For we two have gotten leave, and once more will try.
Like a laverock in the lift, sing, O bonny bride!
It ’s we two, it ’s we two, happy side by side.        10
Take a kiss from me, thy man; now the song begins:
“All is made afresh for us, and the brave heart wins.”
When the darker days come, and no sun will shine,
Thou shalt dry my tears, lass, and I ’ll dry thine.
It ’s we two, it ’s we two, while the world ’s away,        15
Sitting by the golden sheaves on our wedding day.
Note 1. Lark. [back]
Note 2. Lark. [back]

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