Leon Gellert

(1892 - 1977 / Australia)

Acceptance


Beside the doors of a keen-lighted hall
I paused, and quite by chance
I noticed Love
Smiling and tall;
And then I heard the whirling dance,
And saw the dismal skies above.

She called to me to know her yet again,
And know her pale sad friend,
Solemn with tears;
Her friend was Pain.
I moved away, but in the end
Returned, fearing the empty years.

And I, who thought to scoff, and had so planned,
I took Love’s fevered arm,
And felt Pain’s breath.
I took Love’s hand,
And kissed its shining palm,
And saw beyond the silent face of Death.

Submitted: Monday, April 05, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Acceptance by Leon Gellert )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Shield, Suresh Dogra
  2. Silence, Daisy Pereira
  3. What Suspects Earn?, Chandan Ray
  4. Austin, Katherine Nordhaus
  5. Laughter, Jeannette Heywood
  6. The Jolly Beggars: A Cantata, Robert Burns
  7. Buoyant Boy, Jeannette Heywood
  8. Grief, Jeannette Heywood
  9. Ol' Pine Hill, Nate Morris
  10. Willie brew'd a Peck o' Maut, Robert Burns

Poem of the Day

poet Robert William Service

Just Home and Love! the words are small
Four little letters unto each;
And yet you will not find in all
The wide and gracious range of speech
Two more so tenderly complete:
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Paul Muldoon

 

Trending Poems

  1. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]