John Banister Tabb



The Chord

by John Banister Tabb

In this narrow cloister bound
Dwells a Sisterhood of Sound,
Far from alien voices rude
As in secret solitude
Unisons, that yearned apart,
Here, in harmony of heart,
Blend divided sympathies,
And in choral strength arise,
Like the cloven tongues of fire,
One in heavenly desire.


Copyright 1894
John Lane, LondonCopeland and Day, Boston