A Love Song

My love it should be silent, being deep--
And being very peaceful should be still--
Still as the utmost depths of ocean keep--
Serenely silent as some mighty hill.

Yet is my love so great it needs must fill
With very joy the inmost heart of me,
The joy of dancing branches on the hill,
The joy of leaping waves upon the sea.

Genre(s): 
Love
Wedding - Groom
Engagement
Author: 
Theodosia Garrison (1874-1944)