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Poetry for the soul

It’s the weekend, let’s kick it off with some sweet love poem 🙂

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“I loved you first; but afterwards your love”- Christina Rossetti

I loved you first: but afterwards your love

 Outsoaring mine, sang such a loftier song

As drowned the friendly cooings of my dove.

 Which owes the other most? my love was long,

 And yours one moment seemed to wax more strong;

I loved and guessed at you, you construed me

And loved me for what might or might not be –

 Nay, weights and measures do us both a wrong.

For verily love knows not ‘mine’ or ‘thine;’

 With separate ‘I’ and ‘thou’ free love has done,

  For one is both and both are one in love:

Rich love knows nought of ‘thine that is not mine;’

 Both have the strength and both the length thereof,

Both of us, of the love which makes us one.

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    nkem
    July 18, 2014 at 10:29 am

    It’s lovely

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    Jeremiah Tarilado
    July 18, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Love is indeed Beautiful!!!
    Nice poem

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    Racheal Laye Edward
    July 18, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    This is Beauuuuuuuutiful!

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