John Banister Tabb

1845-1909

 

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by John Banister Tabb

For years, an ever-shifting shade
The sunshine of thy visage made;
Then, spider-like, the captive caught
In meshes of immortal thought.

E'en so, with half-averted eye,
Day after day I passed thee by,
Till suddenly, a subtler art
Enshrined thee in my heart of heart.

Source:

Poems
Copyright 1894
John Lane, LondonCopeland and Day, Boston
 
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