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Love's Infinity

William Gay 1865 (Scotland) – 1897



Dear lowly flower that liftest up
Among the grass thy golden cup,
I take thee from thy earthly bed
And plant thee in my heart instead.
Ye ocean waves that mount on high
As emulous of the lofty sky,
'Tis in my breast ye onward sweep
Which as the sea is wide and deep.
Great sun, from thy supernal height
On flower and wave who pourest light,
My soul doth clasp thee in the skies,
And thou in me dost set and rise.
O thou I love, thy lips of fire
Have waked an infinite desire,
And unto all things as to thee
Flames out the love that burns in me.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme AABBCCDDEEFFGGHH
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 537
Words 113
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 16

William Gay

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