Never Blush to Dream

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to a melody in the "Chrysanthemum Rag" of Scott Joplin


never blush to dreama lost loveslides into your bed again

there's no treasonthough the blood stirswhen a stranger speaks his name

each lover keeps the homehe made within your mindand has a keyto lie with you unbiddenso long as you are holdinggentle thoughts of him


never feel a guiltto hear mewhisper still within the night

old loves lurk in eyesthat brightento the new enchanter's sight

i too must rise from warmthto drift with other ghostsfrom worldly viewyet i'll come into your bedsome night againand dream myself alive in you

© Earle Birney