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


Josephine Preston Peabody

OH, when I saw your eyes,

So old it was, so new, the hushed surprise:

After a long, long search, it came to be,

Home folded me.

And looking up, I saw

The far, first stars like tapers to my awe,

In the dim hands of hid, benignant Powers,

At search long hours.

And did they hear us call,

That they have found us children after all?

And did you know, O Wonderful and Dear,

That I was here?