Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, LOVE'S WISDOM, by ALFRED AUSTIN

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First Line: Now on the summit of love's topmost peak
Last Line: Then down by separate pathways to the vale.
Subject(s): Love

Now on the summit of Love's topmost peak
Kiss we and part; no farther can we go:
And better death than we from high to low
Should dwindle or decline from strong to weak.
We have found all, there is no more to seek;
All have we proved, no more is there to know;
And Time could only tutor us to eke
Out rapture's warmth with custom's afterglow.
We cannot keep at such a height as this;
And even straining souls like ours inhale
But once in life so rarefied a bliss.
What if we lingered till love's breath should fall!
Heaven of my Earth! one more celestial kiss,
Then down by separate pathways to the vale.

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