I Want to Die While You Love Me
I want to die while you love me, While yet you hold me fair, While laughter lies upon my lips And lights are in my hair. I want to die while you love me, And bear to that still bed, Your kisses turbulent, unspent To warm me when I’m dead. I want to die while you love me Oh, who would care to live Till love has nothing more to ask And nothing more to give? I want to die while you love me And never, never see The glory of this perfect day Grow dim or cease to be!
This poem is in the public domain.
Georgia Douglas Johnson
Georgia Douglas Johnson was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in the late nineteenth century.
Date Published: 1922-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/i-want-die-while-you-love-me