Sara Teasedale: "I Am Not Yours "

"I Am Not Yours "

I am not yours, not lost in you,    Not lost, altho' I long to be Lost as a candle lit at noon,    Lost as a snow-flake in the sea.
You love me, and I find you still    A spirit beautiful and bright, Yet I am I, who long to be    Lost as a light is lost in light.
Oh plunge me deep in love—put out    My senses, leave me deaf and blind, Swept by the tempest of your love,    A taper in a rushing wind.