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My Voice (Author: Oscar Wilde)
- 1] Within this restless, hurried, modern world
2] We took our hearts' full pleasureYou and I,
3] And now the white sails of our ship are furled,
4] And spent the lading of our argosy.
- 5] Wherefore my cheeks before their time are wan,
6] For very weeping is my gladness fled,
7] Sorrow hath paled my lip's vermilion,
8] And Ruin draws the curtains of my bed.
- 9] But all this crowded life has been to thee
10] No more than lyre, or lute, or subtle spell
11] Of viols, or the music, of the sea
12] That sleeps, a mimic echo, in the shell.