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Poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

An Old Song Ended

How should I your true love know
From another one?
By his cockle-hat and staff
And his sandal-shoon.
And what signs have told you now
That he hastens home?
Lo! the spring is nearly gone,
He is nearly come.
For a token is there nought,
Say, that he should bring?
He will bear a ring I gave
And another ring.
How may I, when he shall ask,
Tell him who lies there?
Nay, but leave my face unveiled
And unbound my hair.
Can you say to me some word
I shall say to him?
Say I'm looking in his eyes
Though my eyes are dim. 

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Dante Gabriel Rossetti's other poems:
  1. The House of Life. Sonnet 39. Sleepless Dreams
  2. The House of Life. Sonnet 3. Love's Testament
  3. The House of Life. Sonnet 21. Love-Sweetness
  4. The House of Life. Sonnet 72. The Choice - 2
  5. The House of Life. Sonnet 20. Gracious Moonlight

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