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One word is too often profaned

Written by: Percy Bysshe Shelley | Biography
 | Quotes (77) |
ONE word is too often profaned 
For me to profane it  
One feeling too falsely disdain'd 
For thee to disdain it. 
One hope is too like despair 5 
For prudence to smother  
And pity from thee more dear 
Than that from another. 

I can give not what men call love; 
But wilt thou accept not 10 
The worship the heart lifts above 
And the Heavens reject not: 
The desire of the moth for the star  
Of the night for the morrow  
The devotion to something afar 15 
From the sphere of our sorrow?



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