Sara Teasdale, comp. (1884–1933).
The Answering Voice: One Hundred Love Lyrics by Women. 1917.

Rispetto: III

A. Mary F. Robinson

AH, Love, I cannot die, I cannot go

Down in the dark and leave you all alone,

Ah, hold me fast, safe in the warmth I know,

And never shut me underneath a stone.

Dead in the grave! And I can never hear

If you are ill, or if you miss me, dear,

Dead, oh, my God! and you may need me yet,

While I shall sleep, while I—while I—forget!