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Sara Teasdale, comp. (1884–1933).
The Answering Voice: One Hundred Love Lyrics by Women.  1917.
“So Beautiful You Are Indeed”
By Irene Rutherford McLeod
SO beautiful you are, indeed,
That I am troubled when you come,
And though I crave you for my need,
Your nearness strikes me blind and dumb.
And when you bring your lips to mine        5
My spirit trembles and escapes,
And you and I are turned divine,
Bereft of our familiar shapes.
And fearfully we tread cold space,
Naked of flesh and winged with flame,        10
… Until we find us face to face,
Each calling on the other’s name!

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