A maiden...

by Paul Dunbar

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
A maiden wept

The Crown of Love
and, as a comforter, came one who cried, " I love thee." and he seized her in his arms and kissed her with hot breath,

The Meeting on the Turret Stairs
that dried tears upon her flaming cheeks.

Apollo and Daphne
While evermore his boldy blazing eye burned into hers;

but she uncomforted shrank from his arms and only wept the more.

The End of the Quest
Then one came and gazed mutely in her face with wide and wistful eyes;

La Pia de' Tolomei
but still aloof he held himself; as with reverent fear.

Tristram and Isolde
As one who knows some sacred presence nigh. And as she wept he mingled tear with tear,


Gather Ye Rosebuds while ye may
That cheered her soul like dew on a dusty flower,-

Florizel and Perdita
unitl she smiled, approached ,and touched his hand!

Paolo and Francesca

Romeo and Juliet

Roman de la Rose

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5/29/2004 6:03:26 PM Red in the Head this is just beautiful. i love the images, it just flows so beautifuly
5/29/2004 6:07:18 PM faerlight Thank you Red in the Head. I love your latest too.
5/29/2004 6:42:30 PM Treeseed Moody and pensive and a lovely selection of images. I enjoyed your album.
5/29/2004 7:05:59 PM faerlight Thank you.
5/29/2004 8:44:36 PM abinsolitude Beautiful fearlight.. lovely.. I liked it very much..
5/30/2004 5:49:25 AM faerlight Thank you abinsolitude.
5/30/2004 6:24:12 AM Battlemaiden Very beautiful and sad.
6/23/2004 3:26:01 AM On a Quest Beautiful! Lovely paintings. :)
6/27/2004 6:05:58 PM Sadira I think this is the most beautiful passage from a poem I'v ever read, I must read more of this man's work-it's so romantic and touching. Perfect for a hopeless romantic such as myself.
6/27/2004 7:08:50 PM gaelle ...beautiful, just beautiful ...!!~*~
6/14/2007 1:21:20 PM scarlett isolde i thought this was touching and very beautiful