Poems (Coates 1916)/Volume II/Song : "If Love Were But a Little Thing"
IF love were but a little thing,
Strange love, which, more than all, is great—
One might not such devotion bring,
Early to serve and late.
If love were but a passing breath—
Wild love—which, as God knows, is sweet—
One might not make of life and death
A pillow for love's feet.