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TO A POET OF HIS MARRIAGE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ever and ever, on and on
Last Line: That led to where she waited you.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Future; Love - Marital; Marriage; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives

EVER and ever, on and on,
From winter dusk, to April dawn,
This old enchanted world we range
From night to light -- from change to change --
Or path of burs or lily-bells,
We walk a world of miracles.

The morning evermore must be
A newer, purer mystery --
The dewy grasses, or the bloom
Of orchards, or the wood's perfume
Of wild sweet-williams, or the wet
Blent scent of loam and violet.

How wondrous all the ways we fare --
What marvels wait us, unaware! . . .
But yesterday, with eyes ablur
And heart that held no hope of Her,
You paced the lone path, but the true
That led to where she waited you.

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