Collected Poems of John Holmes
Holmes, John A., Jr.
Sometimes in hours of greatest happiness
There comes a sudden catching poignant fear,
And ever in the midst of laughter's peal
The watcher may detect a glist'ning tear.
Ever beneath the poem swimming lilt
A counter strain of sadness gives it's note
Ever between the staves of joyous song
A half song trembles in the singers throat.