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TO MY FIRST LOVE, MY MOTHER, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sonnets are full of love, and this my tome
Last Line: Of time and change and mortal life and death.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Sonnets Are Full Of Love
Subject(s): Mothers


SONNETS are full of love, and this my tome
Has many sonnets: so here now shall be
One sonnet more, a love sonnet, from me
To her whose heart is my heart's quiet home,
To my first Love, my Mother, on whose knee
I learnt love-lore that is not troublesome;
Whose service is my special dignity,
And she my lodestar while I go and come.
And so because you love me, and because
I love you, Mother, I have woven a wreath
Of rhymes wherewith to crown your honored name:
In you not fourscore years can dim the flame
Of love, whose blessed glow transcends the laws
Of time and change and mortal life and death.





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