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TO ONE ON HER BIRTHDAY (2), by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear, if my secret wishes could have wings
Last Line: Of your soul's truth triumphant over wrong.
Subject(s): Birthdays


DEAR, if my secret wishes could have wings
And you had need of aught for happiness,
How would I fly to gather costly things
In lands afar and blue seas fathomless!
What buried gems; what long-drowned argosies;
What secrets shut in passionate lute-strings;
What dust of martyrs agonised in bliss;
What broken sceptres in the hands of Kings!
How would I fashion these for your delight
In tales of grief and love for ever young,
Till you too dreamed: But that my sluggard wit
Falters and time is heavy on my tongue,
And that you scorn all dreams but the sole right
Of your soul's truth triumphant over wrong.





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