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Eleanor Farjeon (Элинор Фарджон)


Sonnets. 12. I hear love answer: Since within the mesh


I hear love answer: Since within the mesh
Of blood and flesh you labour for awhile,
I, even I, must use you in the flesh,
Leavening it of all the world calls vile.
I am not nature’s force. O, she will forge
Her indomitable end without my aid,
And men cry out on her with rising gorge
As though they were of other forces made.

Not being her bond-slave, I alone can give
Visions that are unmingled with her earth,
But since this present in her habit you live
I must meet nature to fulfil their birth.
Only when you and I come clear of the clay,
Beloved, I will fulfil them as I may.



Eleanor Farjeon's other poems:
  1. The Happy Shepherd
  2. Three Miles to Penn
  3. Sonnets. 13.Thy Glance Is Lovelier Than the Glance of the Moon
  4. Sonnets. 9. Love Needs not Two the Render It Complete
  5. The Mummers


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