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THE GATE OF DELIGHT: 1. THE OFFERING, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Were beauty mine, beloved, I would bring it
Last Line: And kiss the shadow of love's passing feet.
Subject(s): Hearts; Kisses; Love; Passion


WERE beauty mine, Beloved, I would bring it
Like a rare blossom to Love's glowing shrine;
Were dear youth mine, Beloved, I would fling it
Like a rich pearl into Love's lustrous wine.

Were greatness mine, Beloved, I would offer
Such radiant gifts of glory and of fame,
Like camphor and like curds to pour and proffer
Before Love's bright and sacrificial flame.

But I have naught save my heart's deathless passion
That craves no recompense divinely sweet,
Content to wait in proud and lowly fashion,
And kiss the shadow of Love's passing feet.





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