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First Line: Give me hunger
Last Line: Of a little love.
Subject(s): Love


Give me hunger,
O you gods that sit and give
The world its orders.
Give me hunger, pain and want;
Shut me out with shame and failure
From your doors of gold and fame,
Give me your shabbiest, weariest hunger.

But leave me a little love;
A voice to speak to me in the day-end,
A hand to touch me in the dark room,
Breaking the long loneliness.
In the dusk of day-shapes,
Blurring the sunset,
One little wandering, western star
Thrust out from the changing shores of shadow.
Let me go to the window,
Watch there the day-shapes of dusk,
And wait and know the coming
Of a little love.





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