A crash of thunder overhead
Drowned the last bitter word you said …
I turned away from your angry eyes
To watch the lightning in the skies …
— And now the storm goes over the hill
And the fury in our hearts lies still
And look ! the rainbow across the land,
— A road to Heaven close at hand —
And look! the rainbow across the sea
— Mermaids singing for you and me!
A golden sun is in the dim west gleaming
Scattering all the shifting-streaming,
Silver fringes of glittering rain!
Come! let us kiss and be friends again!
Source: Discovered by Edwin King in a typed MS among the papers of Natalie Barney at the Sorbonne, and also appeared in Country Life, Vol. 46, Iss. 1196, (Dec 6, 1919): p 711. Certainly written some time after 1911, it is clearly addressed to her husband, Lord Alfred Douglas.
 The second poem of that name