Thomas Hardy Poems
|322.||"How Great My Grief" (Triolet)||1/4/2003|
|323.||"Between Us Now"||1/4/2003|
|324.||I Need Not Go||1/4/2003|
|325.||"I Said To Love"||1/4/2003|
|326.||A Broken Appointment||1/3/2003|
"Between Us Now"
Between us now and here -
Two thrown together
Who are not wont to wear
Life's flushest feather -
Who see the scenes slide past,
The daytimes dimming fast,
Let there be truth at last,
Even if despair.
So thoroughly and long
Have you now known me,
So real in faith and strong
Have I now shown me,
That nothing needs disguise
Further in any wise,
Or asks or justifies
A guarded tongue.
Face unto face, then, say, ...
She, To Him, Iv
This love puts all humanity from me;
I can but maledict her, pray her dead,
For giving love and getting love of thee—
Feeding a heart that else mine own had fed!
How much I love I know not, life not known,
Save as some unit I would add love by;
But this I know, my being is but thine own—
Fused from its separateness by ecstasy.