The Circle of Affection and Other Pieces in Prose and Verse

by Duncan Campbell Scott


 

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KEEP ME SAFE within your heart
        Underneath the breast
Where my heart in tranquil twilight
        Used to rest.

When the shadows gathered closer

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        And the dreams would come,
While I heard your even heart-beat
        Like a fairy drum.

When you muse in other twilights
        With a happy sigh,

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Own that never truer lover
        Loved than I.

Then will stir the constant passion
        And your heart will know
All the faith of one who loved you

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        Long ago.