Light in Dark
It was the twilight made you look
So kindly and so far.
It was the twilight gave your eyes
A shadow, and a star.
For loveliness is not to keep
Unto the skies alone;
And though the glories may be gone,
The heart will have its own.
Some likeness of a dream is shed
From all fair things, too far;
And so your eyes have left to me
A shadow and a star.
from Fortune and Men’s Eyes, by Josephine Preston Peabody
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin Company, 1911
Available on the Internet Archive Link.
This is one in a series of neglected poems from the Internet Archive.