Poetry for the soul: “I loved you first; but afterwards your love”




“I loved you first; but afterwards your love”- Christina Rossetti

I loved you first: but afterwards your love

 Outsoaring mine, sang such a loftier song

As drowned the friendly cooings of my dove.

 Which owes the other most? my love was long,

 And yours one moment seemed to wax more strong;

I loved and guessed at you, you construed me

And loved me for what might or might not be –

 Nay, weights and measures do us both a wrong.

For verily love knows not ‘mine’ or ‘thine;’   SEE MORE ON PAGE2

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