Song (Coleridge)

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Song
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1825, published in 1828

Tho' veiled in spires of myrtle-wreath,
Love is a sword that cuts its sheath,
And thro' the clefts, itself has made,
We spy the flashes of the Blade !

But thro' the clefts, itself has made,
We likewise see Love's flashing blade,
By rust consumed or snapt in twain :
And only Hilt and Stump remain.

This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.