An Answer Poem by Ada Cambridge

Ada Cambridge

St Gemans, Norfolk

An Answer

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Thy love I am. Thy wife I cannot be,
To wear the yoke of servitude — to take
Strange, unknown fetters that I cannot break
On soul and flesh that should be mine, and free.
Better the woman's old disgrace for me
Than this old sin — this deep and dire mistake;
Better for truth and honour and thy sake —
For the pure faith I give and take from thee.

I know thy love, and love thee all I can —
I fain would love thee only till I die;
But I may some day love a better man,
And thou may'st find a fitter mate than I;
Some want, some chill, may steal 'twixt heart and heart.
And then we must be free to kiss and part.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Ratnakar Mandlik 29 January 2017

A delicate and immensely intimate relationship unfolded with beautiful delicacy.

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Phumudzo Mapila 03 March 2010

This is reallt well written, but rather sad...that she refuses to marry him.why is she with him if she is not leaning towards marrying him someday? to pass time? ....It is an excellent write though.BIG UPS

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Ada Cambridge

St Gemans, Norfolk
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