Poetry of Kansas
 

When Love Came To My
Doorway

When Love came to my doorway
    The roses clustered 'round,
The birds sang sweeter, sweeter,
    The place seemed hallowed ground,
The breezes wafted music
    The sweetest ever heard;
When Love came to my doorway
    How my sluggish heart was stirred.
 
When Love came to my doorway
    The sunshine burst anew,
And the dismal clouds above me
    Gave way to azure blue,
And the pathways where I wandered
    Were strewn with roses rare;
When Love came to my doorway
    Life was so sweet and fair.
 
When Love came to my doorway
    My listless heart again
Forgot that there was sorrow,
    Forgot there e'er was pain,
And like a dream enchanted
    Were all the hours that came,
For pain and toil and sorrow
    Were melted by its flame.

__Ed Blair.

Sunflower Siftings
Ed Blair
(Boston: The Gorham Press. 1914)
Page 184

 
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