[Editor: A poem by Charles Harpur.]
Love Sonnets: VI
She loves me ! From her own bliss-breathing lips
The live confession came, like rich perfume
From crimson petals bursting into bloom !
And still my heart at the remembrance skips
Like a young lion, and my tongue too trips
As drunk with joy ! while every object seen
In life’s diurnal round wears in its mien
A clear assurance that no doubts eclipse.
And if the common things of nature now
Are like old faces flushed with new delight,
Much more the consciousness of that rich vow
Deepens the beauteous, and refines the bright,
While throned I seem on love’s divinest height
’Mid all the glories glowing round its brow.
Charles Harpur. Poems, George Robertson, Melbourne, 1883, page 224
Also published in:
Bertram Stevens (ed.). The Golden Treasury of Australian Verse Macmillan and Co., London, 1909, page 1 [entitled as “Love”]