II. Love
XVIII. He touched me, so I live to know
 

HE touched me, so I live to know
That such a day, permitted so,
        I groped upon his breast.
It was a boundless place to me,
And silenced, as the awful sea
        Puts minor streams to rest.

And now, I'm different from before,
As if I breathed superior air,
        Or brushed a royal gown;
My feet, too, that had wandered so,
My gypsy face transfigured now
        To tenderer renown.