(1812-1889 / London / England)

Life In A Love

Escape me?
While I am I, and you are you,
So long as the world contains us both,
Me the loving and you the loth
While the one eludes, must the other pursue.
My life is a fault at last, I fear:
It seems too much like a fate, indeed!
Though I do my best I shall scarce succeed.
But what if I fail of my purpose here?
It is but to keep the nerves at strain,
To dry one's eyes and laugh at a fall,
And, baffled, get up and begin again,---
So the chace takes up one's life ' that's all.
While, look but once from your farthest bound
At me so deep in the dust and dark,
No sooner the old hope goes to ground
Than a new one, straight to the self-same mark,
I shape me---

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This is lovely, I re-read this more than three times
Life indeed! This poem succinctly says what life really entails. Weldon poet! !
great rate 10+++++++++++++++++++
beautiful poem no escape cage I want let me live here lovingly
I fall in love on the earthly life o let me live here beautifully, lovingly................
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