Adelaide Anne Procter
Adelaide Anne Procter Poems
|1.||One By One The Sands Are Flowing||3/2/2012|
|2.||My God, I Thank Thee Who Hast Made||3/2/2012|
|3.||Per Pacem Ad Lucem||1/1/2004|
|7.||A Lost Chord||1/1/2004|
|9.||A Woman’s Question||1/1/2004|
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A Woman’s Question
BEFORE I trust my fate to thee,
Or place my hand in thine,
Before I let thy future give
Color and form to mine,
Before I peril all for thee, question thy soul to-night for me.
I break all slighter bonds, nor feel
A shadow of regret:
Is there one link within the Past
That holds thy spirit yet?
Or is thy faith as clear and free as that which I can pledge to thee?
Does there within thy dimmest dreams
A possible future shine,
Wherein thy life could henceforth breathe,
Untouch’d, unshar’d by mine?
If so, at any pain ...