Brief life and warping fear

Brief life and warping fear
Temper elation :
Lovers however dear
Use in their dealings here
Some reservation .

Love not on terms like these :
Make song thy passion ;
Love brings but little ease ,
Music thy soul can please
In purer fashion .

Strengthened there , purified
Beyond fear of cost
Love may halt time and tide ,
Nothing can be denied ,
Nothing be lost .

Received Aug. 2nd. 1951