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IN DEEP PLACES, by            
First Line: I love thee, dear, and knowing mine own heart
Last Line: Which shames not thee to take nor me to give.
Subject(s): Love


I love thee, dear, and knowing mine own heart,
With every beat I give God thanks for this:
I love thee only for the self thou art;
No wild embrace, no wisdom-shaking kiss,
No passionate pleading of a heart laid bare,
No urgent cry of love's extremity --
Strong traps to take the spirit unaware --
Not one of these I ever had of thee.
Neither of passion nor of pity wrought
Is this, the love to which at last I yield,
But sharpen in the stillness of my thought
And by a birth of agony revealed.
Here is a thing to live while we do live,
Which shames not thee to take nor me to give.




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