To my Lover,
who by example liveth more than he doth know
by a female faust
Such wonders would be worked my love for you by me alone
were I to live as successful, sure, & confident, as my dreams possible have shewn
that, sometime sad, more often lazy, perhaps I have become... inclined...
to depend too much upon such shadows for what fix quick haste may find.
But of course one could have prophesied as much -- that is, if one had but your Skill,
to make, in thickest chaos, Observations objective by shear Will;
by Iudgement near unbiaséd. A god, thou art become: Life -- thy World -- create;
Not by loose words accomplished: thyAction fast secures thy Fate.
a female faust