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More Strong Than Time
(26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885 / Besancon / France)

More Strong Than Time

Poem By Victor Marie Hugo

Since I have set my lips to your full cup, my sweet,
Since I my pallid face between your hands have laid,
Since I have known your soul, and all the bloom of it,
And all the perfume rare, now buried in the shade;

Since it was given to me to hear on happy while,
The words wherein your heart spoke all its mysteries,
Since I have seen you weep, and since I have seen you smile,
Your lips upon my lips, and your eyes upon my eyes;

Since I have known above my forehead glance and gleam,
A ray, a single ray, of your star, veiled always,
Since I have felt the fall, upon my lifetime's stream,
Of one rose petal plucked from the roses of your days;

I now am bold to say to the swift changing hours,
Pass, pass upon your way, for I grow never old,
Fleet to the dark abysm with all your fading flowers,
One rose that none may pluck, within my heart I hold.

Your flying wings may smite, but they can never spill
The cup fulfilled of love, from which my lips are wet;
My heart has far more fire than you can frost to chill,
My soul more love than you can make my soul forget

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Since I have read your beautiful poem on love, I am thinking about it for a while now...Lovely poem.
what a piece of poetry. very deep..very moving..
.... this poem will stand the test of time...so beautiful and so romantic ★
From lips to heart and soul. This is one of the best
No wonder he's immortal.


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