Love poems The Oblation by Algernon Charles Swinburne art

The Oblation


Ask nothing more of me, sweet:
All I can give you I give.
Heart of my heart, were it more,
More would be laid at your feet;
Love that should help you to live,
Song that should spur you to soar.

All things were nothing to give,
Once to have sense of you more,
Touch you and taste of you, sweet,
Think you and breathe you, and live,
Swept of your wings as they soar,
Trodden by chance of your feet.

I that have love and no more
Give you but love of you, sweet;
He that hath more let him give;
He that hath wings, let him soar;
Mine is the heart at your feet
Here, that must love you to live.

Love Poem by Algernon Charles Swinburne

Love Art – Small nude (between 1900 and 1920) published by Detroit Publishing Co. Original from Library of Congress.

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