Canadian Singers and Their Songs/Albert Durrant Watson
ALBERT DURRANT WATSON
AUTHOR OF "IN THE HEART OF THE HILLS," "THE WING OF THE WILD BIRD,"
"LOVE AND THE UNIVERSE," "THE SOVEREIGNTY OF CHARACTER," ETC.
From "The Aureole." Heart of the Hills.
By Albert Durrant Watson.
Friend of the steadfast heart,
When day is done
And night falls westward,
After all these stern restraints of will,
In that glad hour
When kind, mysterious Death
Rides down the wind
And hurricanes of flames
Unloose our wings
To the great life beyond,
Then crush me to your heart
And I will fold you
As a flower to mine
Before the face of God.
And we shall mount
In chariot of the blast
To heights of ecstasy and power,
The stern, dark beauty of the sky
Unveiled to open view
In one tremendous storm-betrothal
To Love's immortal youth.
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In that new love-land of our dream,
Where violet odours
With the wild thrush-music blend
Beside the singing streams,
I'll lay Love's Aureole upon your brow
And love you as I love you now.
Albert Durrant Watson