The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Rivers to the Sea by Sara Teasdale:|
How like a gull that sparkling sinks to rest,
RIVERS TO THE SEA
The foam-crest drifts along a happy wave
Toward the bright verge, the boundary of the world.
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I am so weak a thing, praise me for this,
That in some strange way I was strong enough
To keep my love unuttered and to stand
Altho' I longed to kneel to you that night
You looked at me with ever-calling eyes.
Was I not calm? And if you guessed my love