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Poems (Coates 1916)/Volume II/Song : "Sweet is the Birth of Love"

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SONG

SWEET IS THE BIRTH OF LOVE

SWEET is the birth of love, and the awaking,
The bashful dream, the faltering desire,
The vision fair—of all fair things partaking—
The wonder, the communicable fire:
Sweet is the need to give and to obtain,—
And sweet love's pain!