The Lust of the Eyes

Original Text: 
Poems and Drawings of Elizabeth Siddal, ed. Roger C. Lewis and Mark Samuels Lasner (Wolfville, N.S.: Wombat Press, 1978): 14. B-11 5641 Fisher Rare Books Library
1I care not for my Lady's soul
2    Though I worship before her smile;
3I care not where be my Lady's goal
4    When her beauty shall lose its wile.
5Low sit I down at my Lady's feet
6    Gazing through her wild eyes
7Smiling to think how my love will fleet
8    When their starlike beauty dies.
9I care not if my Lady pray
10    To our Father which is in Heaven
11But for joy my heart's quick pulses play
12    For to me her love is given.
13Then who shall close my Lady's eyes
14    And who shall fold her hands?
15Will any hearken if she cries
16    Up to the unknown lands?
Publication Start Year: 
1899
Publication Notes: 
Ruskin: Rossetti: Preraphaelitism: Papers 1854 to 1862, ed. William Michael Rossetti (London: George Allen, 1899): 155.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2001
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