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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
A Light Load (1891)
IV. Orpheus
By Dollie Radford (1858–1920)
 
WE wandered in that shadow-land,
  My fair love, you and I,
Through all its strangeness hand in hand
  We journeyed silently.
 
My lyre is hanging cold and dumb,        5
  Mute with our triumph song,
I have no voice now you are come,
  Whom I have sought so long.
 
But I will bring you in Love’s land,
  Into Love’s highest place,        10
And crown you there, and understand
  The wonder of your face.
 
And then my joyous song shall rise
  To sun and moon and star;
And all the worlds beyond the skies        15
  Shall tell how fair you are.
 
 
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