Ebb and Flow.

Love is aflame like sunrise on the lea,1
Love is at rest like sunset on the sea ;2
Sunrise or sunset, say which shall it be ?3
Sunrise is glad with glow of love’s increase,4
Sunset is sad, cold hues of love’s decease,5
Till cometh night, with love and death at peace.6
Wild the embrace of billows on the strand,7
Gentle the lap of wavelets on the sand,8
But sweeter still the kiss of sea and land.9
Out of my hate my love goes forth to thee,10
Out of thy love, O sweet, kill hate for me ;11
Hatred or love, say, Love, which it must be?12