John Clare: Love Lives Beyond the Tomb

Another beautiful little piece from Asylum Poems. It is a message of hope, John Clare tells us that everlasting love, that which “lives beyond the tomb, the earth, the flowers, and dew,” can be found with “the fond, the faithful, young and true.” The true heart-love of a maiden brings the poet eternal happiness.

Pati Bannister - Angel Child - from madamkartinki.blogspot.fr

Pati Bannister – Angel Child – from madamkartinki.blogspot.fr

Love Lives Beyond the Tomb

  Love lives beyond
The tomb, the earth, which fades like dew!
  I love the fond,
The faithful, and the true.

  Love lives in sleep,
The happiness of healthy dreams:
  Eve’s dews may weep,
But love delightful seems.

  Tis seen in flowers,
And in the morning’s pearly dew;
  In earth’s green hours,
And in the heaven’s eternal blue.

  Tis heard in Spring
When light and sunbeams, warm and kind,
  On angel’s wing
Bring love and music to the mind.

  And where is voice,
So young, so beautiful, and sweet
  As Nature’s choice,
Where Spring and lovers meet?

  Love lives beyond
The tomb, the earth, the flowers, and dew.
  I love the fond,
The faithful, young and true.

Chinese Girl - from Children's Photography, WordPress

Chinese Girl – from Children’s Photography, WordPress

Alexander Averin Art - from annacatharina.centerblog.net

Alexander Averin Art – from annacatharina.centerblog.net

Source: Poems Chiefly from Manuscript by John Clare, copied from the Project Gutenberg ebook. See also the digitization of the original on Internet Archive.

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