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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
Horæ Amoris: Songs and Sonnets (1903)
I. At Sunset
By Rosa Newmarch (1857–1940)
 
LO, since I saw thee, whereso’er I move
The blessed sunlight shines upon my way,
That until now through wastes of darkness lay;
Whereon no rosy shafts fell from above,
Nor transient gleams of brightness to disprove        5
My dread of life’s intolerable grey.
How hast thou turned my darkness into day,
Who art my brighter sunlight, O my love!
 
But if at day’s decline, when silently
The sun-glow creeps from off the golden lawn,        10
Where white as kindling stars the daisies lie,
I felt your love as silently withdrawn:
Should I have heart to live until the dawn,
Or pray that in the darkness I might die?
 
 
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