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Poem by Thomas MacDonagh


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Love is cruel, love is sweet,--
      Cruel, sweet.
Lovers sigh till lovers meet,
      Sigh and meet--
Sigh and meet, and sigh again--
Cruel sweet!  O sweetest pain!

Love is blind -- but love is sly,
      Blind and sly.
Thoughts are bold, but words are shy
      Bold and shy--
Bold and shy, and bold again--
Sweet is boldness,-- shyness pain.



Thomas MacDonagh


Thomas MacDonagh's other poems:
  1. Barbara: Born 24th March, 1915
  2. I Heard a Music Sweet To-day
  3. The Rain It Raineth
  4. To a Wise Man
  5. In an Island


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