On, on into the Dark

A sweet poem of awakening and transitory love arrived this week from the occasionally awesome poem-a-day website. The poem is I Saw You by Joshua Henry Jones, Jr. from 1921. I love the momentary vision that burns, as he goes ‘On, on into the dark’. Wonderful! Love, Susie x

I Saw You
I saw you as I passed last night,
Framed in a sky of gold;
And through the sun’s fast paling light
You seemed a queen of old,
Whose smile was light to all the world
Against the crowding dark.
And in my soul a song there purled—
Re-echoed by the lark.

I saw you as I passed last night.
Your tresses burnished gold,
While in your eyes a happy bright
Gleam of your friendship told.
And I went singing on my way
On, on into the dark
But in my heart still shone the day
And still—still sang the lark.

Joshua Henry Jones, Jr.