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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
Miscellaneous Sonnets.
VII. Futurity
By Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)
AND, O belovëd voices, upon which
Ours passionately call because erelong
Ye break off in the middle of that song
We sang together softly, to enrich
The poor world with the sense of love and witch,        5
The heart out of things evil,—I am strong,
Knowing ye are not lost for aye among
The hills, with last year’s thrush. God keeps a niche
In Heaven to hold our idols: and albeit
He brake them to our faces and denied        10
That our close kisses should impair their white,
I know we shall behold them raised, complete,
The dust swept from their beauty,—glorified
New Memnons singing in the great God-light.

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