Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, DIFFIDENCE, by DONALD G. TAYLOR

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DIFFIDENCE, by            
First Line: I have sighed for the gift of the muses
Last Line: A diffident lover may care.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love

I have sighed for the gift of the muses
To tell of devotion I bear.
From my heart I would make a confession
Of love; but my faith does not dare.
In silence I wait while another,
With wit far more ready than mine,
Takes the place which my restless heart cries for
And mockingly kneels at my shrine.

If the starstrewn heavens at midnight
Could grant my unceasing desire,
I should only ask boldness to tell you
How my fettered heart flames in love's fire.
Perhaps in some wild flight of courage,
Or abandon of fiercest despair
Some day I shall tell you how deeply
A diffident lover may care.

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