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Lord Byron, Awake, my spirit!

From On this day I complete my thirty-sixth year

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 ΤIS time this heart should be unmoved,
Since others it hath ceased to move;
Yet, though I cannot be beloved,
Still let me love!

My days are in the yellow leaf;
The flowers and fruits of love are gone;
The worm, the canker, and the grief
Are mine alone!

The fire that on my bosom preys
Is lone as some volcanic isle;
No torch is kindled at its blaze-
A funeral pile.

The hope, the fear, the jealous care,
The exalted portion of the pain
And power of love, I cannot share,
But wear the chain.

But 't is not thus- and 't is not here-
Such thoughts should shake my soul, nor now,
Where glory decks the hero's bier,
Or binds his brow.

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