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Poem by John Vance Cheney


Tears


Not in the time of pleasure
Hope doth set her bow;
But in the sky of sorrow,
Over the vale of woe.

Through gloom and shadow look we
On beyond the years!
The soul would have no rainbow
Had the eyes no tears.



John Vance Cheney


John Vance Cheney's other poems:
  1. Coyote
  2. Evening Songs
  3. The Parting of Ilmar and Haadin
  4. At a Grave
  5. Wherever a Green Blade Looks up


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Elizabeth Barrett-Browning Tears ("THANK God, bless God, all ye who suffer not")
  • Lizette Reese Tears ("WHEN I consider Life and its few years")

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