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LOVE'S TRANSFIGURATION, by                    
First Line: O strange sweet loveliness! O tender grace!
Last Line: How lovely seemed thy love-lit face to me
Subject(s): Love

O STRANGE sweet loveliness! O tender grace,
That in the light of passion's dayspring threw
Soft splendor on a fair familiar face,
Changing it, yet unchanged and old, yet new!
Perfect the portrait in my heart, and true,
Which traced the smile about the flower-like mouth,
And those gray eyes with just a doubt of blue,
Yet darkened with the passion of the South.
And the white arch of thoughtful forehead crowned
With meeting waves of hair; -- but still I found
Some undreamt light of tenderness that fell
From the new dawn, and made more fair to see
What was so fair, that now no song can tell
How lovely seemed thy love-lit face to me.

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