The grapes are pressed, the corn is shocked--
Standeth no more to glean;
For the Gates of Love and Learning locked
When they went out between.
If I were hanged on the highest hill, Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine! I know whose love would follow me still Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine!
I'm just in love with all these three,
The Weald and the Marsh and the Down country.
Earth, where we rode to slay or be slain,
Our love shall redeem unto life.
Sing, for faith and hope are high - None so true as you and I - Sing the Lover's Litany Love like ours can never die.
Heaven grant us patience with a man in love.
If there be love,
Ye know that love is mine.
Love at first sight was 'er trouble,
She didn't know what it were;
An' I wouldn't do such, 'cause I liked 'er too much,
But -- I learned about women from 'er!
We will blame it on the deep (for the watch must have their sleep),
And Love can come and wake us when 'tis past.
The temper of chums, the love of your wife, and a new piano's tune --
Which of the three will you trust at the end of an Indian June?
Then, to Her Son, Who had seen and smiled, She said: "On the night that I bore Thee,
What didst Thou care for a love beyond mine or a heaven that was not my arm?
I gasped: -- "A kingdom waits my lord; her love is but her own.
My love was safe from all the powers of Hell-
For you--e'en you--acquit her of my guilt--
But Sula, nestling by our sail--specked sea,
My city, child of mine, my heart, my home--
Mine and my pride--evil might visit there!
Love and Death once ceased their strife
At the Tavern of Man's Life.
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