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First Line: Life met me on the threshold - young, divine
Last Line: And love be more than a delusive dream!
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


Life met me on the threshold—young, divine,
And promised me unutterable things;
And Love, with fragrant greeting on his wings,
Looked in my eyes and laid his lips on mine,
And bade me quaff the magic of his wine
That deep delight, or disillusion brings.
Ah! had I kept my fair imaginings,
I had not lost the heavenly countersign;
The Shibboleth of soul supremacy;
The dower from my birth in higher spheres.
Then might I know the purer ecstasy
Of conquering Earth's test of alien tears—
And Life, perchance, her promise might redeem,
And Love be more than a delusive dream!





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