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Love Is Enough

Love is enough: though the World be a-waning,
And the woods have no voice but the voice of complaining,
   Though the sky be too dark for dim eyes to discover
The gold-cups and daisies fair blooming thereunder,
Though the hills be held shadows, and the sea a dark wonder
   And this day draw a veil over all deeds pass'd over,
Yet their hands shall not tremble, their feet shall not falter;
The void shall not weary, the fear shall not alter
   These lips and these eyes of the loved and the lover.


This poem is in the public domain.


William Morris

William Morris, born March 24, 1834, was an English writer who authored many books of poetry and prose, including The Earthly Paradise (F. S. Ellis, 1868–1870), The Life and Death of Jason: A Poem (Bell and Daldy, 1867), and The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems (Bell and Daldy, 1858). He died in London on October 3, 1896.

Date Published: 1873-01-01

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