Rossetti Archive Textual Transcription
Document Title: Spheral Change (Delaware draft manuscript)
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of Composition: 1881
Type of Manuscript: draft manuscript
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- If only one might speak! the one
- Who never waits till I come near;
- But always seated all alone
- As listening to the sunken air
10Is gone before I come to her.
- O dearest! While we lived & died
- A living death in every day,
We still were
sometimes side by side,
- And where I was you too might stay
- And rest & need not go away.
- O nearest, furthest! Can there be
- At length some
hard-earned heart-won home
pain o'erpast & purgatory
exile changed for sanctuary
- Our lot
[???] may fill indeed its sum,
20And you may wait & I may come?
OurWe too may end our martyrdom
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