Tennyson, Alfred Lord - Vivien's song - In love, if love be love, if love be ours
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Alfred, Lord Tennyson – from Vivien's song
In love, if love be love, if love be ours
Faith and unfaith can never be equal powers.
Unfaith in aught is want of faith in all
It is the little rift within the lute
That by and by will make the music mute
And ever widening slowly silence all.
The little rift within the lover's lute
Or little pitted speck in garnered fruit
That rotting inward slowly moulders all.
It is not worth the keeping, let it go
But shall it? Answer darling, answer no.
And trust me not at all or all in all.