This etext was produced from the 1887 Chatto & Windus edition by
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by Algernon Charles Swinburne
TO ALICE SWINBURNE.
The love that comes and goes like wind or fire
Hath words and wings wherewith to speak and flee.
But love more deep than passion's deep desire,
Clear and inviolable as the unsounded sea,
What wings of words may serve to set it free,
To lift and lead it homeward? Time and death