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SONNETS OF MANHOOD: 21. THE WORLD'S MARRIAGE MORN, by            
First Line: The world is young. - her eyes are girlish still
Last Line: For other seasons, and another song.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


The world is young.—Her eyes are girlish still,
And girlish calm on her white brows is set:—
Her marriage midday rapture tarrieth yet
Beyond that farthest faintly-outlined hill.
Not for our keen desire or urgent will
The world will wear her jewelled coronet;
Splendour superber than our eyes have met
The future's hidden fiery heart shall thrill.

We shall not see it. 'Mid the morning mist
And 'mid the dewy morning grass we stand:
The world's soft girlish mouth our mouths have kissed,
And we have held her white unwedded hand:—
But ah! the rich mature lips tarry long
For other seasons, and another song.





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