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


Sarojini Naidu

COVER mine eyes, O my Love!

Mine eyes that are weary of bliss

As of light that is poignant and strong.

Oh, silence my lips with a kiss,

My lips that are weary of song!

Shelter my soul, O my Love!

My soul is bent low with the pain

And the burden of love, like the grace

Of a flower that is smitten with rain;

Oh, shelter my soul from thy face!