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ZARA (3) (SEE MATURIN'S 'WOMEN'), by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: I dreamed that loving me he would love on
Last Line: Oh love that gnaws and gnaws and cannot kill.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Dreams; Life; Love; Memory; Dead, The; Nightmares


I dreamed that loving me he would love on
Thro' life and death into eternity:
I dreamed that love would be and be and be
As surely as the sun shines that once shone.
Now even that my dream is killed and gone,
It sometimes even now returns to me;
Not what it was, but half being memory,
And half the pain that wears my cheek so wan.
Oh bitter pain, what drug will lull the pain?
Oh lying memory, when shall I forget?
For why should I remember him in vain
Who hath forgotten and rejoiceth still?
Oh bitter memory, while my heart is set
Oh love that gnaws and gnaws and cannot kill.





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