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"There will I ask of Christ the Lord

 Thus much for him and me:—

Only to live as once on earth

 With Love,—only to be,

As then awhile, for ever now

 Together, I and he."

She gazed and listened and then said,

 Less sad of speech than mild,—

"All this is when he comes." She ceased.

 The light thrilled towards her, fill'd

With angels in strong level flight.

 Her eyes prayed, and she smil'd.

(I saw her smile.) But soon their path

 Was vague in distant spheres:

And then she cast her arms along

 The golden barriers,

And laid her face between her hands,

 And wept. (I heard her tears.)