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Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Home by Dorothy (Dora) Greenwell

Two birds within one nest;
Two hearts within one breast;
Two spirits in one fair,
Firm league of love and prayer,
Together bound for aye, together blest.

An ear that waits to catch
A hand upon the latch;
A step that hastens its sweet rest to win:
A world of care without,
A world of strife shut out,
A world of love shut in.

From: Greenwell, Dora, Poems by Dora Greenwell (Selected) with an Introduction by William Dorling, 1889, Walter Scott: London, p. xxiv.

Date: 1876

By: Dorothy (Dora) Greenwell (1821-1882)