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Sara Teasdale, comp. (1884–1933).
The Answering Voice: One Hundred Love Lyrics by Women.  1917.
The Tired Woman
By Anna Wickham
O MY Lover, blind me,
Take your cords and bind me,
Then drive me through a silent land,
With the compelling of your open hand!
There is too much of sound, too much for sight,        5
In thunderous lightnings of this night,
There is too much of freedom for my feet,
Bruised by the stones of this disordered street.
I know that there is sweetest rest for me,
In silent fields, and in captivity.        10
O Lover! drive me through a stilly land,
With the compelling of your open hand.

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