Go From Me

"Go From Me" is the final movement of Libby Larsen's song cycle Beloved, Thou Hast Brought Me Many Flowers. The poetry is by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Date: 1994Composer: Libby LarsenText: Elizabeth Barrett BrowningSong Collection: Beloved, Thou Hast Brought Me Many Flowers

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Go From Me
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
from Sonnetts from the Portuguese

Go from me. Yet I feel that I shall stand
Henceforward in thy shadow. Nevermore
Alone upon the threshold of my door
Of individual life, I shall command
The uses of my soul, nor lift my hand
Serenely in the sunshine as before,
Without the sense of that which I forbore…
Thy touch upon the palm. The widest land
Doom takes to part us, leaves thy heart in mine
With pulses that beat double. What I do
And what I dream include thee, as the wine
Must taste of its own grapes. And when I sue
God for myself, He bears that name of thine,
And sees within my eyes, the tears of two.

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