Sunday, March 17, 2024

Fear Not Love

This poem first appeared in Scribner's Magazine, for January 1926.  It was reprinted in After-Walker (1930).

Fear Not Love . . .
Were they vain that roof and door,
Tower and temple built their town,
Laughing, vaunting neither war,
Flood nor fire should cast it down?
Though time strew their stone again,
That was Babylon. Were they vain?
And they two that flower and stem
Growing vowed no law or creed,
King or god should sunder them:
Though time sunder them indeed,
Were they frustrate? They that are
Heloise and Abelard. 

Fear not love and fail not strive.
Icarus even is alive.

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