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Thinking of You Poems

Table of Contents

  1. The Captive by Jessie Belle Rittenhouse
  2. One Star by Jessie Belle Rittenhouse
  3. The Thought of You by Ruby Archer
  4. Sea Lyric by William Stanley Braithwaite
  5. His Letter by Ruby Archer
  6. Your Letter by Ruby Archer
  7. Boat-Song by Ruby Archer
  8. The Home-Coming by Ruby Archer

  1. The Captive

    by Jessie Belle Rittenhouse

    Only a day ago, it seems,
    The world was a wide, wide place,
    And all my thoughts could wander far
    On the four winds of space.

    But now my thoughts are captive birds
    That have no will for flight,
    You shut them fast within your heart
    All on an April night.

  2. One Star

    by Jessie Belle Rittenhouse

    One star over the mountains
    Comes earlier than all,
    And waits alone in the solemn sky
    Until the darkness fall.

    It parts the mist before it,
    It sheds a golden light,
    It watches while the evening melts
    Into the purple night.

    One star over the mountains,
    Eternal and yet new,
    One star over the mountains—
    My thought of you.

  3. The Thought of You

    by Ruby Archer

    The thought of you comes flying, flying,
    'Round me like a bird in play,
    To allure me trying, trying,
    All the busy day.

    And the bird is singing, singing—
    What entrancing roundelay!
    With a cadence ringing, ringing,
    In my heart alway.

  4. Sea Lyric

    by William Stanley Braithwaite

    Over the seas to-night, love,
    Over the darksome deeps,
    Over the seas to-night, love,
    Slowly my vessel creeps.
    Over the seas to-night, love,
    Waking the sleeping foam—
    Sailing away from thee, love,
    Sailing from thee and home.
    Over the seas to-night, love,
    Dreaming beneath the spars—
    Till in my dreams you shine, love,
    Bright as the listening stars.

  5. His Letter

    by Ruby Archer

    Down in the grass I found her,
    Above a letter bent;
    The autumn leaves around her
    Their soft mosaic blent.

    She read the letter slowly,
    As one that sips a joy.
    I felt intruder wholly,
    And certain to annoy.

    She gave me loving greeting,
    And drew me to her side,
    While up her cheek went fleeting
    A flow of rosy tide.

    "I am so happy, Dearie,"
    I heard her softly say,
    "So happy, happy, Dearie,—
    His letter came to-day!"

    And all she told me of it
    I have in mind so well;
    She whispered me above it—
    "—"—I promised not to tell!

  6. Your Letter

    by Ruby Archer

    Let not the day go dully by
    With heavy tread and downward eye,
    With crownless head all sadly bent,—
    When you the dolour might prevent.

    Your letter gives the day a crown,
    Blithe feet, elate as thistle-down,
    Great heavenward eyes that rapture know,
    And heart an oratorio.

  7. Boat-Song

    by Ruby Archer

    One thought comes ever hauntingly
    Across my path of day,
    Awaits not any summoning,
    Nor needs a prayer to stay;
    And if I flee, 'tis only that
    It ever may pursue.
    The thought, my love?—Is you.
    The thought is you.

    A haven beckons luringly,—
    A haven safe and wide,—
    My little bark of life to moor,
    And in its heart abide.
    How free my bark! No other shore
    Could tempt it from the blue.
    The haven, love?—Is you.
    The haven is you.

  8. The Home-Coming

    by Ruby Archer

    A porch, a hall, a stairway,
    Significant may be;
    I'm thinking what a Rubicon
    Your evening door, for me.

    On one side yearning, waiting,
    A thousand vague alarms,
    Tormenting worries women know;—
    The other side,—your arms!

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