XIV) ‘Tis true I loved you from the first
‘Tis true I loved you from the first;
Yet had I turned away,
I should have soon forgot my thirst
And happier been today.
For now your face is graven deep
Upon my inward sight,
And when I wake and when I sleep,
I see you day and night;
And since our parting is decreed
By laws we cannot break,
The severed tissues long will bleed
And long the wound will ache.