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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
A Summer Night and Other Poems (1891)
IV. Chimæra
By Graham R. Thomson (Rosamund Marriott Watson) (1860–1911)
THE YELLOW light of an opal
  On the white-walled houses dies
The roadway beyond my garden
  It glimmers with golden eyes.
Alone in the faint spring twilight,        5
  The crepuscle vague and blue,
Every beat of my pulses
  Is quickened by dreams of you.
You whom I know and know not
  You come as you came before        10
Here, in the misty quiet,
  I greet you again once more.
Welcome, O best belovèd—
  Life of my life—for lo!
All that I ask you promise,        15
  All that I seek you know.
The dim grass stirs with your footstep,
  The blue dusk throbs with your smile;
I and the world of glory
  Are one for a little while.
*        *        *        *        *
The spring sun shows me your shadow,
  The spring wind bears me your breath,
You are mine for a passing moment,
  But I am yours to the death.

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