Best Loved Poems by Richard Charlton MacKenzie (editor)

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Forget each old familiar face, each long-remember’d spot— When these things are forgot by thee, then thou shall be forgot! Keep, if thou wilt, thy maiden peace, still cairn and fancy-free, For God forbid thy gladsome heart should grow less glad for me; Yet, while that heart is still unwon, oh! bid not mine to rove, But let it nurse its humble faith and uncomplaining love; If these, preserved for patient years, at last avail me not, Forget me then; but ne’er believe that thou canst be forgot! JOHN MOULTRIE THE ENCHANTMENT I did but look and love awhile, ’Twas but for one half-hour; Then to resist I had no will, And now I have no power.

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The second pass’d in height The first, and sought the forehead, and half miss’d, Half falling on the hair. Oh, beyond meed! That was the chrism of love, which love’s own crown, With sanctifying sweetness, did precede. ” ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING SUMMUM BONUM All the breath and the bloom of the year in the bag of one bee; All the wonder and wealth of the mine in the heart of one gem; In the core of one pearl all the shade and the shine of the sea; Breath and bloom, shade and shine,— wonder, wealth, and—how far above them— Truth, that’s brighter than gem, Truth, that’s purer than pearl— Brightest truth, purest trust in the universe— all were for me In the kiss of one girl.

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