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   English Poetry II: From Collins to Fitzgerald.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
583. Sonnets from the Portuguese
 
VI
 
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)
 
 
GO from me. Yet I feel that I shall stand
Hence forward 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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