John Banister Tabb

1845-1909

 

Joy

by John Banister Tabb

New-born, how long to stay?
The while a dew-drop may,
Or rainbow-gleam:
One kiss of sun or shade,
And, lo, the breath that made,
Unmakes the dream!

Source:

Poems
Copyright 1894
John Lane, LondonCopeland and Day, Boston
 
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