John Banister Tabb



The Dayspring

by John Banister Tabb

That hand with spear of light
Hath cleft the side of Night,
And from the red wound wide
Fashioned the Dawn, his bride?

Was it the deed of Death?
Nay; but of Love, that saith,
Henceforth be Shade and Sun,
In bonds of Beauty, one.


Copyright 1894
John Lane, LondonCopeland and Day, Boston