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Poem by Coventry Patmore

A Retrospect

I, trusting that the truly sweet
Would still be sweetly found the true,
Sang, darkling, taught by heavenly heat,
Songs which were wiser than I knew.
To the unintelligible dream
That melted like a gliding star,
I said: We part to meet, fair Gleam!
You are eternal, for you are.
To Love's strange riddle, fiery writ
In flesh and spirit of all create,
Mocker, I said, of mortal wit,
Me you shall not mock. I can wait. 

Coventry Patmore

Coventry Patmore's other poems:
  1. The Spirit's Depths
  2. Deliciae Sapientiae de Amore
  3. The After-Glow
  4. King Cophetua The First
  5. Lallegro

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