Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, LOVE'S BREATH, by LOUISA SARAH BEVINGTON



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LOVE'S BREATH, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love's uttermost knows neither depth nor height
Last Line: Love with love's breadth, and hold through setting free.
Alternate Author Name(s): Leigh, Arbor; Guggenberger, Mrs. Ignatz; Bevington, L. S.
Subject(s): Love


Love's uttermost knows neither depth nor height
But soars or stoops unwittingly, for stress
Of mere dear love, importunate to bless
And see its treasure crowned in its sight.

Throws o'er each fleck some mantle of fine right
Woven of love's transforming tenderness,
Woos to the waking charms it doth but guess,
Creates, and frees, and leads into the light.

O little maid! with all your shining hair
And bosom full of faith and kindliest trust,
So would I have you love your love, my fair,
With woman's strength of mercy, gently just;
Wide, wide as heaven teach your heart to be,
Love with love's breadth, and hold through setting free.








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