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(Alas! we two, we two, thou say'st!

 Yea, one wast thou with me

That once of old. But shall God lift

 To endless unity

The soul whose likeness with thy soul

 Was but its love for thee?)


"We two," she said, "will seek the groves

 Where the lady Mary is,

With her five handmaidens, whose names

 Are five sweet symphonies,

Cecily, Gertrude, Magdalen,

 Margaret and Rosalys.


"Circlewise sit they, with bound locks

 And foreheads garlanded;

Into the fine cloth white like flame

 Weaving the golden thread,

To fashion the birth-robes for them

 Who are just born, being dead.


"He shall fear, haply, and be dumb:

 Then will I lay my cheek

To his, and tell about our love,

 Not once abashed or weak:

And the dear Mother will approve

 My pride, and let me speak.


"Herself shall bring us, hand in hand,

 To Him round whom all souls

Kneel, the clear-ranged unnumbered heads

 Bowed with their aureoles:

And angels meeting us shall sing

 To their citherns and citoles.