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What do I owe to you
Who loved me deep and long?
You never gave my spirit wings
Nor gave my heart a song.

But oh, to him I loved,
Who loved me not at all,
I owe the little open gate
That led through heaven’s wall.

Originally published in Poetry, March 1914.
Source: Poetry (Poetry Foundation, 1914)

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