April Love

by


April Love was published in The Poems and Prose of Ernest Dowson in 1919.
An illustration for the story April Love by the author Ernest Dowson
Ivan Shishkin, A Walk in the Forest, 1869
An illustration for the story April Love by the author Ernest Dowson
Ivan Shishkin, A Walk in the Forest, 1869
An illustration for the story April Love by the author Ernest Dowson
We have walked in Love's land a little way,
    We have learnt his lesson a little while,
  And shall we not part at the end of day,
      With a sigh, a smile?
  A little while in the shine of the sun,
    We were twined together, joined lips, forgot
  How the shadows fall when the day is done,
      And when Love is not.
  We have made no vows—there will none be broke,
    Our love was free as the wind on the hill,
  There was no word said we need wish unspoke,
      We have wrought no ill.
  So shall we not part at the end of day,
    Who have loved and lingered a little while,
  Join lips for the last time, go our way,
      With a sigh, a smile?

7.5

facebook share button twitter share button google plus share button tumblr share button reddit share button email share button share on pinterest pinterest


Create a library and add your favorite stories. Get started by clicking the "Add" button.
Add April Love to your own personal library.

Return to the Ernest Dowson Home Page, or . . . Read the next poem; Cynara

Anton Chekhov
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Susan Glaspell
Mark Twain
Edgar Allan Poe
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Herman Melville
Stephen Leacock
Kate Chopin
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson