John Banister Tabb



The Ring

by John Banister Tabb

Hold the trinket near thine eye,
And it circles earth and sky;
Place it further, and behold!
But a finger's breadth of gold.

Thus our lives, beloved, lie
Ringed with love's fair boundary;
Place it further, and its sphere
Measures but a falling tear.


Copyright 1894
John Lane, LondonCopeland and Day, Boston