Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, TRUE LOVE'S TIME OF DAY, by BAYARD TAYLOR

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First Line: When shall I find you, sweetheart
Last Line: And you'll kiss me without reply.
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Kisses; Longing; Love

WHEN shall I find you, sweetheart,
That shall be and must be mine?
I seek, though the world divides us,
And I send you the secret sign.

There's blood in the veins of morning,
So fresh it may well deceive,
When man goes forth as Adam,
And woman awaits him as Eve.

There's an elvish spell in twilight
When the bats of Fancy fly,
And sense is bound by a question,
And Fate by the quick reply.

And the moon is an old enchantress,
With her snares of glimmer and shade,
That have ever been false and fatal
To the dreams of man and maid.

But I'll meet you at noonday, sweet-heart,
In the billowy fields of grain,
When the sun is hot for harvest,
And the roses athirst for rain.

With the daylight's truth on your forehead,
And the daylight's love in your eye,
I'll kiss you without a question,
And you'll kiss me without reply.

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