Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | July 27, 2008

POEM OF THE DAY: Beauty That is Never Old

by James Weldon Johnson (1871 – 1938).

 

Beauty that Is Never Old

 

When buffeted and beaten by life’s storms,

When by the bitter cares of life oppressed,

I want no surer haven than your arms,

I want no sweeter heaven than your breast.

 

When over my life’s way there falls the blight                  5

Of sunless days, and nights of starless skies;

Enough for me, the calm and steadfast light

That softly shines within your loving eyes.

 

The world, for me, and all the world can hold

Is circled by your arms; for me there lies,                         10

Within the lights and shadows of your eyes,

The only beauty that is never old. 

 

Notes:

http://www.sc.edu/library/spcoll/amlit/johnson/johnson1.html

http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/72

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