Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE LIGHT OF LOVE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY



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THE LIGHT OF LOVE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The clouds have deepened o'er the
Last Line: With love and laughter here?
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Despair; Light; Love; Night; Wind; Bedtime


THE clouds have deepened o'er the night
Till, through the dark profound,
The moon is but a stain of light,
And all the stars are drowned;
And all the stars are drowned, my love,
And all the skies are drear;
But what care we for light above,
If light of love is here?

The wind is like a wounded thing
That beats about the gloom
With baffled breast and drooping wing,
And wail of deepest doom;
And wail of deepest doom, my love;
But what have we to fear
From night, or rain, or winds above,
With love and laughter here?





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