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Poems of Passion

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Published: 1883
Language: English
Wordcount: 18,453 / 62 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.5
LoC Category: PN
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 845
Added to site: 2005.10.01
mnybks.net#: 11375
Genres: Poetry, Audiobook
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Just as a weaker woman loves her own,
Better than I love my beloved art,
Which, till you came, reigned royally, alone,
My king, my master. Since I saw your face
I have dethroned it, and you hold that place.

I am as weak as other women are:
Your frown can make the whole world like a tomb;
Your smile shines brighter than the sun, by far.
Sometimes I think there is not space or room
In all the earth for such a love as mine,
And it soars up to breathe in realms divine.

I know that your desertion or neglect
Could break my heart, as women's hearts do break.
If my wan days had nothing to expect
From your love's splendor, all joy would forsake
The chambers of my soul. Yes, this is true.
And yet, and yet--one thing I keep from you.

There is a subtle part of me, which went
Into my long pursued and worshipped art;

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