Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE CONSUMMATION, by CHARLOTTE A. STERE



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THE CONSUMMATION, by            
First Line: My beloved is come down unto his garden
Last Line: For I am my beloved's and he is mine.


My beloved is come down unto his garden
To his own beds of balsam and his walks;
And when the early dew begins to harden,
He gathers lilies from their slender stalks;
For he is very fair, my love is fair
And strong as armies in the fierce array.
How fine and straight, how raven black his hair,
How like the sun he shines throughout my day!

His eyes are doves beside the waterbrooks,
But yet how clear, how bold to overcome --
Oh, I am clean abashed before his looks --
Before his kindly smile my lips are dumb:
All through the night our limbs together twine
For I am my beloved's and he is mine.





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