Ah, Love, But a Day

(1893)

"Ah, Love, But a Day" is the fourth song of Clara Kathleen Rogers' Six Songs, Op. 27, which is also known as her Browning Songs.

Ah, Love, But a Day
by Robert Browning


Ah, Love, but a day,
And the world has changed!
The sun's away,
And the bird estranged;
The wind has dropped,
And the sky's deranged;
Summer has stopped.


Look in my eyes!
Wilt thou change too?
Should I fear surprise?
Shall I find aught new
In the old and dear,
In the good and true,
With the changing year?


Thou art a man,
But I am thy love.
For the lake, its swan;
For the dell, its dove;
And for thee — (oh, haste!)
Me, to bend above,
Me, to hold embraced.


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