My Hope

by Walter M. Lindsay

Shall I reveal to thee my hope?
It is that I may be
Soon conscious of thy maiden love:
Then shall the darkened sea
Break glorious on the coasts of earth, --
The freighted argosy
Shall spread its sails unto the wind,
And leave the barren past behind.

Perhaps to me the future wears
A hue more bright than may
Adorn it, when the sun shall look
Upon the noon of day;
But, to my hope, a golden orb
Seems shining on the way,
Undimmed by all the clouds which lie
Thick strown beneath the morning sky.


Copyright 1856
D. Appleton And Company,
346 And 348 Broadway
New York
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