Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE OBSTACLE, by LEVI BISHOP



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First Line: Oceans of bliss around us gently roll
Last Line: To bar the final -- happy consummation.
Subject(s): Cruelty; Love; Soul


Oceans of bliss around us gently roll,
When love sincere in all its power is felt;
When mind and plastic heart, and very soul,
Of two in one together fondly melt.

How cruel! if malignant star, or pride,
Parental will, or fixed pre-occupation,
Presents itself to check the genial tide --
To bar the final -- happy consummation.





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