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MONNA INNOMINATA, A SONNET OF SONNETS: 2, by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: I wish I could remember that first day
Last Line: First touch of hand in hand -- did one but know!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): The First Meeting;the First Day
Subject(s): Life Change Events; Love; Poetry & Poets; Women - Heroes

I wish I could remember that first day,
First hour, first moment of your meeting me,
If bright or dim the season, it might be
Summer or winter for aught I can say;
So unrecorded did it slip away,
So blind was I to see and to foresee,
So dull to mark the budding of my tree
That would not blossom yet for many a May.
If only I could recollect it, such
A day of days! I let it come and go
As traceless as a thaw of bygone snow;
It seem'd to mean so little, meant so much;
If only now I could recall that touch,
First touch of hand in hand -- Did one but know!

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