Gamaliel Bradford Heart Poems
- 1. My Youth
Oh, my youth was hot and eager,
And my heart was burning, burning,
And the present joy seemed meagre,
Dwarfed by that perpetual yearning.
- 2. The Pursuit
I had visited her often,
Long had sought, with vain endeavor,
Her obdurate heart to soften;
But she answered, 'never, never.'
- 3. The Congregation
The ghost of night's long hours depart
In congregation dreary,
And leave my sorrow-trampled heart
- 4. Seals
I deliver a lecture
And pour out my soul,
Its full architecture,
All rounded and whole.
- 5. The Curtain
Others may seem gay and certain,
Steering one unbroken line.
But lift up the heart's dim curtain,
It might prove as frail as mine.