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First Line: Love that is dead and buried, yesterday
Last Line: Was this to meet? Not so, we have not met.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Collinson, James (1825-1881); Love - Loss Of


Love that is dead and buried, yesterday
Out of his grave rose up before my face;
No recognition in his look, no trace
Of memory in his eyes dust-dimmed and grey;
While I, remembering, found no word to say,
But felt my quickened heart leap in its place;
Caught afterglow thrown back from long-set days,
Caught echoes of all music past away.
Was this indeed to meet? - I mind me yet
In youth we met when hope and love were quick,
We parted with hope dead but love quick,
I mind me how we parted then heart-sick,
Remembering, loving, hopeless, weak to strive: -
Was this to meet? Not so, we have not met.




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