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First Line: I ask but little; and I ask far more
Last Line: And with those red lips peace herself have smiled.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund

I ASK but little; and I ask far more
Than aught but infinite love and mind could give;
Sometimes to steal away as heretofore
Where a small stream and slender willows live.
The shed leaves glide begolden to that stream
Held in a pool, like music in the breast;
As those leaves sink, there sinks my life adream,
So cool-delaying, darkening down to rest.

And more I ask, and mine it is -- to see
Sweet faces that are part apart of me,
The red-lipped mystery of a smiling child,
Where I may ponder till the charm have won
Past-pondering deeps, untimed by the stern sun,
And with those red lips Peace herself have smiled.

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