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First Line: As sun is to a mist-filled valley, rain
Last Line: Close by you, and can only touch your hand.
Subject(s): Wellesley College


AS sun is to a mist-filled valley, rain
To the dead earth, wind to the swallow's flight,
Shadows to weary eyes, music without pain,
And after noise, the dim, peace-breathing night:
All these I thought my love to you could be,
To ease some measure of the silent grief
That, yearning in your brave eyes ceaselessly,
In neither speech nor tears can find relief.
But what are all my prayers and vain endeavor?
Your sorrow stretches like an aching sea,
Into which love of mine could pour forever
And change it not until eternity.
So, helpless, dumb with helplessness, I stand
Close by you, and can only touch your hand.





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