||Colwyn Erasmus Arnold Philipps
|Colwyn Erasmus Arnold Philipps (1888-1915) was a Welsh (Wales) poet and also a Captain in the Royal Horse Guards. He was killed in action near Ypres, May 13, 1915.
|I love thee as I love the holiest things,
Like perfect poetry and angels' wings,
And cleanliness, and sacred motherhood,
And all things simple, sweetly pure, and good.
I love thee as I love a little child,
And calves and kittens, and all things soft and mild:
Things that I want to cuddle and to kiss,
And stroke and play with: dear, I love like this.
And, best of all, I love thee as a friend,
O fellow seeker of a mutual end!
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