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D.H. Lawrence (1885–1930).  Amores.  1916.
 
41. Dissolute
 
 
MANY years have I still to burn, detained
Like a candle flame on this body; but I enshine
A darkness within me, a presence which sleeps contained
In my flame of living, her soul enfolded in mine.
 
And through these years, while I burn on the fuel of life,        5
What matter the stuff I lick up in my living flame,
Seeing I keep in the fire-core, inviolate,
A night where she dreams my dreams for me, ever the same.
 

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