Adelaide Anne Procter

(30 October 1825 – 2 February 1864 / London)

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
4. The Requital 1/1/2004
5. Doubting Heart 1/1/2004
6. Fidelis 1/1/2004
7. A Lost Chord 1/1/2004
8. Envy 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 ...

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