Love Come and Love Gone

"Love Come and Love Gone" is the fourth song of H. Leslie Adams' song cycle The Wider View.

Date: 1988Composer: H. Leslie AdamsText: Georgia Douglas JohnsonSong Collection: The Wider View

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Love Come and Love Gone
by Georgia Douglas Johnson

Consider me a memory, a dream that passed away;
Or yet a flower that has blown and shattered in a day;
For passion sleeps, alas,
and keeps no vigil with the years
And wakens to no conjuring of orisons or tears.
Consider me a melody that served its simple turn,
Or but the residue of fire that settles in the urn,
For love defies pure reasoning and undeterred flows
Within, without the vassal heart—its reasoning, who knows?

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