How does love speak? In the faint flush upon the telltale cheeks And in the pallor that succeeds it; by The quivering lid of an averted eye– The smile that proves the parent to a sigh Thus doth Love speak.
How does love speak? By the uneven heart-throbs, and the freak Of bounding pulses that stand still and ache, while new emotions, like strange berges make Along vein-channels that disturbing course; Still as dawn, and with the dawn’s swift force– Thus love speak.
How does love speak? In avoidance of that which we seek– The sudden silence and reserve when near– The eye that glistens with an unsheed tear– The joy that seems the counterpart of fear, As glamed heart leaps in the breast; And knows, and names the greets.
Originally written by Ella wheeler wilcox