An Old Song (Bunner)

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AN OLD SONG.

[THE SONG OF SOLOMON, v. 2, 5.]

By H. C. Bunner.

Love, I have wandered a weary way,
A weary way for thee.
The East is wan with the smile of the day—
Open thy door to me!

My hair is wet with the dew of the night
That falls from the cedar-tree;
The shadows are dark; but the East is light—
Open thy door to me!

The stones of the road have bruised my feet—
The hours till morn are three—
Thou that hast spikenard precious sweet.
Open thy door to me!

Stay not thy hand upon the lock,
Nor thy fingers ou the key.
In the breeze before morn the tree-tops rock-
Open thy door to me!

My love is the fairest, the only one,
The choice of her house is she—
The height of the heaven hath seen the sun—
Open thy door to me!

The holy kiss of my lips aud thine
Shall the sun have grace to see?
The hours foregone of the night are nine—
Open thy door to me!

This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.