Sweethearts Wait on Every Shore

Henry Lawson, 1890

      She sits beside the tinted tide,
      That's reddened by the tortured sand;
      And through the East, to ocean wide,
      A vessel sails from sight of land.

      But she will wait and watch in vain,
      For it is said in Cupid's lore,
      "That he who loved will love again,
      And sweethearts wait on every shore."