Sweet, sweet is the greeting of eyes

Sweet, sweet is the greeting of the eyes
by John Keats

Written at Keswick on 28 June 1818 in a letter to George and Georgiana Keats. First published in 1925.

Sweet, sweet is the greetings of the eyes
And sweet is the voice in its greeting.
When adieux have grown old and goodbyes
Fade away when old time is retreating.

Warm the nerve of a welcoming hand
and earnest a kiss on the brow,
When we meet over the sea and o'er land
Where furrows are new to the plough.

This work was published before January 1, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.