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ALINE KILMER: IF I HAD LOVED YOU MORE

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Aline (Murray) Kilmer
(1888-1941)

If I Had loved You More

If I had loved you more God would have had pity;
He would never have left me here in this desolate place,
Left me to go on my knees to the door of Heaven
Crying in vain for a little sight of your face.

How could I know that the earth would be dark without you?
For you were always the lover and I the friend.
Now if there were any hope that I might find you
I would go seeking you to the world’s end.

“God is a jealous God. You have loved too wildly,
You have loved too well!” one said.
I bowed my head, but my heart in scorn was crying
That you whom I had not loved enough are dead.

I look on my heart and see it is hard and narrow,
That my loves are slight and last but a little space.
But why do I go on my knees to the door of Heaven
Crying for only a little sight of your face?

Aline Kilmer poetry
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