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I found it...
Posted by: Charmaine (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: August 10, 2003 03:52PM

Its a wonderful poem by John Clare...


Re: I found it...
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-02rh15rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: August 11, 2003 12:05PM

The Secret

I loved thee, though I told thee not,
Right earlily and long,
Thou wert my joy in every spot,
My theme in every song.
And when I saw a stranger face
Where beauty held the claim,
I gave it like a secret grace
The being of thy name.
And all the charms of face or voice
Which I in others see
Are but the recollected choice
Of what I felt for thee.


Could this be the same secret Christina Rossetti had?


I tell my secret? No indeed, not I:
Perhaps some day, who knows?
But not today; it froze, and blows, and snows,
And you're too curious: fie!
You want to hear it? well:
Only, my secret's mine, and I won't tell.
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