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Love Enthroned by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
I marked all kindred Powers the heart finds fair:--
...Truth, with awed lips; and Hope, with eyes upcast;
...And Fame, whose loud wings fan the ashen Past
To signal-fires, Oblivion's flight to scare;
And Youth, with still some single golden hair
...Unto his shoulder clinging, since the last
...Embrace wherein two sweet arms held him fast;
And Life, still wreathing flowers for Death to wear.
Love's throne was not with these; but far above
...All passionate wind of welcome and farewell
He sat in breathless bowers they dream not of;
...Though Truth foreknow Love's heart, and Hope foretell,
...And Fame be for Love's sake desirable,
And Youth be dear, and Life be sweet to Love.