Fabulous Friday Faves {Our Favorite Poem}

Happy Friday, and beginning of Spring Break! Yay! Stephen and I are heading out on a road trip and I am so ready for a break!

For FFF this week, I thought I’d get a little mushy gushy, and again honor National Poetry Month!

When Stephen and I first started dating, we did the cutesy couple stuff, laying on the floor listening to Sting and flipping through my poetry anthologies from college. We knew we were being ridiculous, cause let’s be honest, that’s not how we spend our days now, but poetry had its way with the moment. We found an excerpt from this poem and fell in love with it. It showed up in notes and gifts to each other. It just stuck. I hope you enjoy it is much as we do!

 

The Welcome
Thomas Osborne Davis (1814–45)
COME in the evening, or come in the morning;
Come when you ’re look’d for, or come without warning:
Kisses and welcome you ’ll find here before you,
And the oftener you come here the more I ’ll adore you!
Light is my heart since the day we were plighted;         5
Red is my cheek that they told me was blighted;
The green of the trees looks far greener than ever,
And the linnets are singing, “True lovers don’t sever!”
I ’ll pull you sweet flowers, to wear if you choose them,—
Or, after you’ve kiss’d them, they ’ll lie on my bosom;         10
I ’ll fetch from the mountain its breeze to inspire you;
I ’ll fetch from my fancy a tale that won’t tire you.
Oh! your step’s like the rain to the summer-vex’d farmer,
Or sabre and shield to a knight without armor;
I ’ll sing you sweet songs till the stars rise above me,         15
Then, wandering, I ’ll wish you in silence to love me.
We ’ll look through the trees at the cliff and the eyrie;
We ’ll tread round the rath on the track of the fairy;
We ’ll look on the stars, and we ’ll list to the river,
Till you ask of your darling what gift you can give her:         20
Oh! she ’ll whisper you—“Love, as unchangeably beaming,
And trust, when in secret, most tunefully streaming;
Till the starlight of heaven above us shall quiver,
As our souls flow in one down eternity’s river.”
So come in the evening, or come in the morning;         25
Come when you ’re looked for, or come without warning:
Kisses and welcome you ’ll find here before you,
And the oftener you come here the more I ’ll adore you!
Light is my heart since the day we were plighted;
Red is my cheek that they told me was blighted;         30
The green of the trees looks far greener than ever,
And the linnets are singing, “True lovers don’t sever!”

Truly,

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