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Love and Pain

Know ye not my name is Pain?
      I am Love’s twin brother,
No art o’ thine can break the chain
      That binds us to each other.

I let my brother lead the way,
      And then his keys I borrow;
Fond heart, you oped to Love to-day,
      You ope to Pain to-morrow!



‘Love and Pain,’ Bulletin 22 Oct 1903: 13. ML.
See also Verses 1905: 68.

Last updated 28 May, 2013