Category Archives: Friendship, Affection

Companion – A.M. Siriano, 2003

Dog, come rest beside me, And console a weary man. The autumn day is over, The time of dreams at hand.   Dog, come rest beside me, And guard against the night. I think I may have need again. Your … Continue reading

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Accept My Full Heart’s Thanks – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

There are many kinds of joy in life. A new marriage, finding a good job, flowers in the garden, birds outside the window, the birth of a baby: Little Gal has been a treasure, a real joy.   But there … Continue reading

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To My Friend – Anne Campbell

I have never been rich before,      But you have poured Into my heart’s high door      A golden hoard.   My wealth is the vision shared,      The sympathy, The feast of the soul prepared      By you for … Continue reading

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At Nightfall – Charles Hanson Towne

I need so much the quiet of your love    After the day’s loud strife; I need your calm all other things above    After the stress of life.   I crave the haven that in your dear heart lies, … Continue reading

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I Hear It Said – Barbara Young

Last night my friend–he says he is my friend– Came in and questioned me. "I hear it said You have done this and that. I come to ask Are these things true?" A glint was in his eye Of small … Continue reading

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Friendship – Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Oh, The Comfort–the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, Having neither to weigh thoughts, Nor measure words–but pouring them All right out–just as they are– Chaff and grain together– Certain that a faithful hand will Take and sift them– … Continue reading

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Outwitted – Edwin Markham

He drew a circle that shut me out– Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But Love and I had the wit to win: We drew a circle that took him in!

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Midsummer – Sydney King Russell

You loved me for a little,      Who could not love me long; You gave me wings of gladness      And lent my spirit song. You loved me for an hour      But only with your eyes; Your lips I … Continue reading

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Sleep Sweet – Ellen M. Huntington Gates

Sleep sweet within this quiet room,      O thou, whoe’er thou art, And let no mournful yesterdays      Disturb thy peacful heart. Nor let tomorrow mar thy rest      With dreams of coming ill: Thy Maker is thy changeless friend, … Continue reading

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To A Friend – Grace Stricker Dawson

You entered my life in a casual way,      And saw at a glance what I needed; There were others who passed me or met me each day,      But never a one of them heeded. Perhaps you were thinking … Continue reading

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