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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
 
A Song

Digby Mackworth Dolben (1848–1867)
 
THE WORLD 1 is young to-day:
  Forget the gods are old,
  Forget the years of gold
When all the months were May.
 
A little flower of Love        5
  Is ours, without a root,
  Without the end of fruit,
Yet—take the scent thereof.
 
There may be hope above,
  There may be rest beneath;        10
  We see them not, but Death
Is palpable—and Love.
 
Note 1. D. M. Dolben. A Song from ‘Poems’. Frowde. 1911. [back]
 
 
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