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(4 December 1875 – 29 December 1926 / Prague / Czech Republic)

Love Song

How can I keep my soul in me, so that
it doesn't touch your soul? How can I raise
it high enough, past you, to other things?
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  • Jeremy Parsons (2/28/2014 9:20:00 AM)

    My dear husband David and I had this as one of the poems at our Civil Partnership 8 years ago. To my great grief and distress he died in January but this poem still resonates with our love and brings joy.

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  • Annie Davies (12/25/2008 6:34:00 PM)

    this poem touched my soul many years ago, and i love it still. it belongs in my soul beside my great love for my beautiful blue eyed poet s.n.

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