Indeed, indeed, I cannot tell

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Indeed, indeed, I cannot tell
by Henry David Thoreau

From Letters to Various Persons (1865) p. 77.

229356Indeed, indeed, I cannot tellHenry David Thoreau

Indeed, indeed, I cannot tell,
Though I ponder on it well,
Which were easier to state,
All my love or all my hate.
Surely, surely, thou wilt trust me
When I say thou dost disgust me
O I hate thee with a hate
That would fain annihilate;
Yet, sometimes, against my will,
My dear Friend, I love thee still.
It were treason to our love,
And a sin to God above,
One iota to abate
Of a pure, impartial hate.

This work was published before January 1, 1929, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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