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Poem by Louisa Sarah Bevington


Egoisme a Deux


WHEN the great universe hung nebulous
Betwixt the unprevented and the need,
Was it foreseen that you and I should be?--
Was it decreed?

While time leaned onward through eternities,
Unrippled by a breath and undistraught,
Lay there at leisure Will that we should breathe?--
Waited a Thought?

When the warm swirl of chaos-elements
Fashioned the chance that woke to sentient strife,
Did there a Longing seek, and hasten on
Our mutual life?

That flux of many accidents but now
That brought you near and linked your hand in mine,--
That fused our souls in love's most final faith,--
Was it divine?



Louisa Sarah Bevington


Louisa Sarah Bevington's other poems:
  1. Merle Wood
  2. Her Worst and Best
  3. Steel or Gold?
  4. Not Ye Who Goad
  5. O Ye Joys!


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