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    hi guys, I just needed help understanding this poem... Can anyone summarise this or provide and analysis?


    Absent from thee I languish still;
    Then ask me not, when I return?
    The straying fool 'twill plainly kill
    To wish all day, all night to mourn.

    Dear! from thine arms then let me fly,
    That my fantastic mind may prove
    The torments it deserves to try
    That tears my fixed heart from my love.

    When, wearied with a world of woe,
    To thy safe bosom I retire
    where love and peace and truth does flow,
    May I contented there expire,

    Lest, once more wandering from that heaven,
    I fall on some base heart unblest,
    Faithless to thee, false, unforgiven,
    And lose my everlasting rest.

    By John Wilmot

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