Sara Teasdale, comp. (1884–1933).
The Answering Voice: One Hundred Love Lyrics by Women. 1917.

The Deep-sea Pearl

Edith M. Thomas

THE LOVE of my life came not

As love unto others is cast;

For mine was a secret wound—

But the wound grew a pearl, at last.

The divers may come and go,

The tides, they arise and fall;

The pearl in its shell lies sealed,

And the Deep Sea covers all.