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Corinne Roosevelt Robinson was a
poet, lecturer, and orator. She
was the younger sister of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt and aunt to
Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President
- S. H.
Corinne Robinson (1861-1933), American poet
ask that Love shall rise to the divine,
yet we crave him very human, too;
hearts would drain the crimson of his wine,
souls despise him if he prove untrue!
Love! I hardly see what you can do!
know all human things are weak and frail,
yet we claim that very part of you,
inconsistent, blame you if you fail.
you would soar, 'tis we who clip your wings,
we weep because you faint and fall.
it seems we want so many things,
no dear love could ever grant them all!
shall we choose, the human or divine,
crystal stream, or yet the crimson wine?
from The Second
Book of Modern Verse (1919)
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