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TAKE as you will, slake, solace, and possess
While Youth, with laughter, scatters tears that fall
Sudden and shaken sometimes at your call;
Pledge me in passion and in gentleness,--
In praise and prayer, I would not give you less,
Be less unconquerably true in all,
Take my young kisses,--my young spirit's thrall,
Forbid not Now's imperishable "Yes"!
When I am old, and cold, and wise, and grown
As far beyond as you outstrip me now,--

Nor plead, nor pant, nor challenge nor protest;
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Kumarmani Mahakul 13 September 2017

A beautiful poem with amusing depiction. Congratulations to his soul for being selected as the poem of the day.

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Anil Kumar Panda 13 September 2017

'Too old to love, too wise to heed your vow, Too cold to feel your cold hand upon my breast. is so beautiful. A poem I would like to read again and again. Thanks for posting.

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Rajnish Manga 13 September 2017

When I am old, and cold, and wise, and grown As far beyond as you outstrip me now, - Too old to love, too wise to heed your vow.... //.... Romanticism merged in reality presents a sad picture. Thanks.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 13 September 2017

Such an enjoyable poem to read......

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