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Poem by Edward Rowland Sill


YES, I know what you say.
Since it cannot be soul to soul,
Be it flesh to flesh, as it may;
But is Earth the whole?

Shall a man betray the Past
For all Earth gives?
"But the Past is dead?" At last,
It is all that lives.

Which were the nobler goalЧ
To snatch at the moment's bliss,
Or to swear I will keep my soul
Clean for her kiss?

Edward Rowland Sill

Edward Rowland Sill's other poems:
  1. The Crickets in the Fields
  2. The Dead President
  3. Night and Peace
  4. Lost Love
  5. A Paradox

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