Time and the Hour

by John Vance Cheney

John Vance Cheney

One brave look, holding hers—

There where the warm noontide

Washed all the long walk through the firs—

Fate had been defied.

One low word slowly said,

With Nature's own sure art,

His had not been a bended head,

Hers a broken heart.

Stern, unreturning hours

Came with that summer day.

They came and went: love's path of flowers

Was a desert way.

Last updated January 14, 2019