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Sara Teasdale, comp. (1884–1933).
The Answering Voice: One Hundred Love Lyrics by Women.  1917.
 
Rispetto: I
By A. Mary F. Robinson
 
WHAT good is there, ah me, what good in Love?
  Since, even if you love me, we must part;
And since for either, an’ you cared enough,
  There ’s but division and a broken heart?
 
And yet, God knows, to hear you say: My Dear!        5
I would lie down and stretch me on the bier.
And yet would I, to hear you say: My Own!
With mine own hands drag down the burial stone.
 
 
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