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DYING! TO BE AFRAID OF THEE, by             Poem Explanation     Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
Last Line: And love and the reverse
Variant Title(s): Poem: 831; Poem: 94
Subject(s): Love

Dying! To be afraid of thee
One must to thine Artillery
Have left exposed a Friend -
Than thine old Arrow is a Shot
Delivered straighter to the Heart
The leaving Love behind.

Not for itself, the Dust is shy,
But, enemy, Beloved be
Thy Batteries divorce.
Fight sternly in a Dying eye
Two Armies, Love and Certainty
And Love and the Reverse.

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