Verse > Anthologies > The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse > 359. Love’s Mendicant
Nicholson & Lee, eds.  The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. 1917.
359. Love’s Mendicant
By Susan Mitchell
WHAT do I want of thee?
No gift of smile or tear
Nor casual company,
But in still speech to me
Only thy heart to hear.        5
Others contentedly
Go lonely here and there;
I cannot pass thee by,
Love’s Mendicant am I
Who meet thee everywhere.       10
No merchandise I make;
Thou mayst not give to me
The counterfeits they take.
I claim Him for Love’s sake,
The Hidden One in thee.       15



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