Street Cries/A Song of Love
|←VI. To Richard Wagner||Street Cries
VII. A Song of Love
|This is the seventh and final poem of Lanier’s collection Street Cries. The date of composition is not given.|
“Hey, rose, just born
Twin to a thorn;
Was’t so with you, O Love and Scorn?
“Sweet eyes that smiled,
Now wet and wild;
O Eye and Tear—mother and child.
“Well: Love and Pain
Be kinsfolk twain:
Yet would, Oh would I could love again.”