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TWO LIVES. PART 1: 7, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: And so life drew us both, and so love drew
Last Line: Looked down upon her daughter and -- my bride.


And so Life drew us both, and so Love drew
Both, both -- the woman without thought at all,
So starved for chance of service all in all,
The man of thought that knew (or deemed he knew).
So reading turned to talk; and talk then grew
To little silences. Then song grew rife --
The song she most would sing to her was new:
"Freut euch des Lebens -- Take ye joy of life" . . .
Turning the leaf of music, at her side,
As she ran over the keys, I kissed her hair
One night at last . . . The Old Man multiplied
And added in his study over there
Across the hall . . . That painted Face so fair
Looked down upon her daughter and -- my bride.





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