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J. C. Squire, ed.  A Book of Women’s Verse.  1921.
 
Sonnets from the Portuguese. vi
By Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)
 
GO from me. Yet I feel that I shall stand
Henceforward in thy shadow. Nevermore
Alone upon the threshold of my door
Of individual life, I shall command
The uses of my soul, nor lift my hand        5
Serenely in the sunshine as before,
Without the sense of that which I forebore,…
Thy touch upon the palm. The widest land
Doom takes to part us, leaves thy heart in mine
With pulses that beat double. What I do        10
And what I dream include thee, as the wine
Must taste of its own grapes. And when I sue
God for myself, He hears that name of thine,
And sees within my eyes the tears of two.
 
 
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