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

Love Me at Last

Alice Corbin

LOVE me at last, or if you will not,

Leave me;

Hard words could never, as these half-words,

Grieve me:

Love me at last—or leave me.

Love me at last, or let the last word uttered

Be but your own;

Love me, or leave me—as a cloud, a vapor,

Or a bird flown.

Love me at last—I am but sliding water

Over a stone.