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To Love! (1)

I want to love, to love madly!/ Loving just for loving: Here... beyond.../ More This and That one, the Other and everyone .../ To Love! To Love! And not loving anyone!/ / To Remember? To Forget? Indi...

Missing You (2)

Missing you! Yes... maybe... and why not?.../ If the dream was so high and strong/ That I thought to see it till death/ Dazzling my heart with light!/ / Forget! What for?... Ah, how vain it is!/ That...

If You Came To See Me (3)

If you came to see me today in the early evening,/ At this hour of magic weariness,/ When the gentle night is approaching,/ And be all arrested in your arms.../ / When it reminds me: this flavor that...

Beauty and Love Let no one Separate (4)

Beauty and love let no one separate,/ Whom exact Nature did to each ocher fit,/ Giving to Beauty love as finishing fate/ And to Love beauty as true colour of it./ Let he but friend be who the soul fi...

Truer is Love than either Lover (5)

My love, and not I, is the egoist./ My love for thee loves itself more than thee;/ Ay, more than me, in whom it doth exist,/ And makes me live that it may feed on me./ In the country of bridges the b...

The Parting Word (6)

I MUST leave thee, lady sweet!/ Months shall waste before we meet;/ Winds are fair, and sails are spread,/ Anchors leave their ocean bed;/ Ere this shining day grow dark,/ Skies shall gird my shorele...

To One in Paradise (7)

Thou wast all that to me, love,/ For which my soul did pine:/ A green isle in the sea, love,/ A fountain and a shrine/ All wreathed with fairy fruits and flowers,/ And all the flowers were mine...

Annabel Lee (8)

It was many and many a year ago,/ In a kingdom by the sea,/ That a maiden there lived whom you may know/ By the name of Annabel Lee;/ And this maiden she lived with no other thought/ Than to...

I Gave Myself to Him (9)

I gave myself to him, / And took himself for pay. / The solemn contract of a life / Was ratified this way. / / The wealth might disappoint,/ Myself a poorer prove / Than this great purchaser suspec...
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I Hide Myself Within My Flower (10)

I hide myself within my flower, / That wearing on your breast, / You, unsuspecting, wear me tooŚ / And angels know the rest. / / I hide myself within my flower,/ That, fading from your vase, / You,...
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