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Poem by Isaac Rosenberg
Girl To A Soldier On Leave
Girl To A Soldier On Leave Love! You love me Ч your eyes Have looked through death at mine. You have tempted a grave too much I let you Ч I repine. I love you - Titan lover, My own storm-days Titan. Greater than the son of Zeus, I know whom I would choose. Titan Ч my splendid rebel Ч The old Prometheus Wanes like a ghost before your power Ч His pangs were joys to yours. Pallid days arid and wan Tied your soul fast. Babel-cities smoky tops Pressed upon your growth Weary gyves. What were you But a word in the brains ways, Or the sleep of Circes swine. One gyve holds you yet. It held you hiddenly on the Somme Tied from my heart at home. O must it loosen now? Ч I wish You were bound with the old gyves. Love! you love me Ч your eyes Have looked through death at mine. You have tempted a grave too much. I let you - I repine.
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