Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A VALENTINE, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

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A VALENTINE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: I that was silent long, at last
Last Line: A loyal woman friend!
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Holidays; Love; Loyalty; Valentine's Day

I, THAT was silent long, at last
May praise with a good grace --
Your morning smile, your gallant heart
Your honest eyes and face.

Go on, go down your radiant years,
Fulfill your destined part,
But then as now, ah! keep for me
That corner of your heart.

Loyal and kind you were at first
And will be to the end:
Keep ever, what your youth has earned
A loyal woman friend!

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