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First Line: Bright eyes, sweet lips, with many fevers fill
Last Line: Nameless -- unknown -- my hunger is for thee!
Alternate Author Name(s): Cross, George, Mrs.
Subject(s): Desire


Bright eyes, sweet lips, with many fevers fill
The young blood, running wildly, as it must;
But lips and eyes beget a strange distrust.
Electric fingers send the sudden thrill
Through senses unsubservient to the will;
The flames die down, and leave a dim disgust;
Unfragrant kisses turn to drouth and dust;
I kiss; I feast; but I am hungry still.

O woman, woman, passionate but strong!
True to thy love as needle to the pole --
True to the truth, and not alone to me --
O mate and friend, elusive in the throng,
With thy clear brows, thy straight and upright soul,
Nameless -- unknown -- my hunger is for thee!





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