I think if you had loved me when I wanted;
If I'd looked up one day, and seen your eyes,
And found my
wild sick blasphemous prayer granted,
And your brown face, that's full of pity and wise,
Flushed suddenly; the
white godhead in new fear
Intolerably so struggling, and so shamed;
Most holy and far, if you'd come
all too near,
If earth had seen Earth's lordliest wild limbs tamed,
Shaken, and trapped, and shivering,
for MY touch --
Myself should I have slain? or that foul you?
But this the strange gods, who had given
To have seen and known you, this they might not do.
One last shame's spared me, one black
And I'm alone; and you have not awoken.