Reft quotes- 5 of
Not the gold that fastens your sandal,
nor the gold reft
I know not what to do,
my mind is reft:
is song's gift best?
is love's gift loveliest?
Did she look (reft of her lover)
at a face gone white
under the chaplet
of white virgin-breath?
I think I see her sitting bowed and black,
Stricken and seared with slavery's mortal scars,
What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee
What thou lov'st well is thy true heritage
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