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First Line: Kissing her hair I sat against her feet
Last Line: Kissing her hair.
Subject(s): Goddesses & Gods; Grief; Love - Loss Of; Mythology; Tears; Sorrow; Sadness

KISSING her hair, I sat against her feet:
Wove and unwove it, -- wound, and found it sweet:
Made fast therewith her hands, drew down her eyes,
Deep as deep flowers, and dreamy like dim skies;
With her own tresses bound, and found her fair, --
Kissing her hair.
Sleep were no sweeter than her face to me, --
Sleep of cold sea-bloom under the cold sea:
What pain could get between my face and hers?
What new sweet thing would Love not relish worse?
Unless, perhaps, white Death had kissed me there, --
Kissing her hair.

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