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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
 
Sonnets from the Portuguese
III. ‘Go from me. Yet I feel that I shall stand’
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 forbore—
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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