Excerpt from Songs and Sonnets A Spray of Asphodel. Love called me back when my soul was driftingOut to the billows of sure despair -Back to the beach when the seas were misting, Whispering love - and the sun in her hair. Blind was I, and her smile was lightningBlazing a way up the drifting sand;Halt and lame, and hard was the fighting -Love led the way as she took my hand. Health was she when the wasting feverMenaced a life that was lived in vain;Love put a new heart in me forever -White was her soul when the Angel came. Came in the night with stillest breathing, Over her casting his withering breath;Silence alone gave ear to my pleading, Day found me holding the hand of death. Back comes her spirit with sweeter meaning, Merging her heart with my heart of years;Mine is she still with hollow seeming -Purchase I made with my grief and tears. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.