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Poem by Emily Jane Pfeiffer

Love and Life

HOW beautiful upon the mountains are
The feet of Love, beneath whose tread there grows
The verdure that is herald of the rose;
And Life, in lead of Love, how art thou fair!
Thy soul, if tremulous, still brave to dare
The upward path, unwitting where it goes,
And all in holy trust of Love, who knows,
To climb at ease from doubt, at rest from care.

Dear Love, that leadeth Life toward the springs
Of Light, what darkness may o'erwhelm her way;
How dense the mist upon the mountain clings;
Though she may see thee not, be thou her stay!
Lo the abyss! take heed, she hath no wings,
But hold her fast,Чher feet will still obey. 

Emily Jane Pfeiffer

Emily Jane Pfeiffer's other poems:
  1. Shelley
  2. The Lost Light
  3. To a Fledgling Robin
  4. Broken Speech
  5. Beating the Air

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester Love and Life ("All my past life is mine no more")
  • Edith Nesbit Love and Life ("LOVE only sings when Love is young")

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