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(1812-1889 / London / England)

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Life In A Love

Escape me?
Never--
Beloved!
While I am I, and you are you,
So long as the world contains us both,
Me the loving and you the loth
While the one eludes, must the other pursue.
My life is a fault at last, I fear:
It seems too much like a fate, indeed!
Though I do my best I shall scarce succeed.
But what if I fail of my purpose here?
It is but to keep the nerves at strain,
To dry one's eyes and laugh at a fall,
And, baffled, get up and begin again,--
So the Chase takes up one's life ' that's all.
While, look but once from your farthest bound
At me so deep in the dust and dark,
No sooner the old hope goes to ground
Than a new one, straight to the self-same mark,
I shape me--
Ever
Removed!

Submitted: Wednesday, April 07, 2010


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  • Paul Scutt (10/15/2012 7:44:00 PM)

    No sooner old hope goes to ground.... I'm so glad does, it would be much easier if it didn't... oh well!

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  • Sam S.Slait (1/12/2011 8:59:00 AM)

    One of my favourite poems :)

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