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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

"Love's Coming" - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

She had looked for his coming as warrior's come,
With the clash of arms and the bugle's call;
But he came instead with a stealthy tread,
Which she did not hear at all.

She had thought how his armor would blaze in the sun,
As he rode like a prince to claim his bride:
In the sweet dim light of the falling night
She found him at her side.

She had dreamed how the gaze of his strange, bold eye
Would wake her heart to a sudden glow:
She found in his face the familiar grace
Of a friend she used to know.

She had dreamed how his coming would stir her soul,
As the ocean is stirred by the wild storm's strife:
He brought her the balm of a heavenly calm,
And a peace which crowned her life.


  1. I was looking everywhere for this poem last week (I'd forgotten the title and poet) and I come to your blog for the first time in ages, and here it is. Serendipity...

  2. Ahh - I'm so pleased that you came on my blog and the poem was here waiting for you! Thank you for leaving your comment!