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    Christina Rossetti - I Wish I Could Remember

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    I Wish I Could Remember
    by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)

    Era gia l'ora che volge il desio. - Dante
    Ricorro al tempo ch'io vi vidi prima. - Petrarca

    I wish I could remember that first day,
    First hour, first moment of your meeting me,
    If bright or dim the season, it might be
    Summer or Winter for aught I can say;
    So unrecorded did it slip away,
    So blind was I to see and to foresee,
    So dull to mark the budding of my tree
    That would not blossom yet for many a May.
    If only I could recollect it, such
    A day of days! I let it come and go
    As traceless as a thaw of bygone snow;
    It seemed to mean so little, meant so much;
    If only now I could recall that touch,
    First touch of hand in hand — Did one but know!