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Jephcott, Sydney (1864-1951)
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<div0 type="volume" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div0" id="d91e135"><pb n="5" TEIform="pb" id="d91e136"/><head type="div0" TEIform="head">Penetralia</head>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d91e140"><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Dreamers</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">HAVE courage, O, my comradry of dreamers!</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">All things, except mere Earth, are ours.</l>
<l n="3" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">We pluck its passions for our flowers.</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Dawn-dyed our great cloud-banners toss their streamers</l>
<l n="5" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Above its quaking tyrant-towers!</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Making this stern grey planet shine with jewel-showers.</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Our lives are mantled in forgotten glory,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Like trees that fringe yon dark hill-crest</l>
<l n="9" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Alight against the molten west.</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">The great night shuddering yields her stress of story—</l>
<l n="11" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The dreams that stir the past's long rest—</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Strange, scented night-winds sighing on our naked breast.</l>
</lg>
<pb n="12" TEIform="pb" id="d91e184"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Through all the spirit's spacious, secret regions—</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">By pathways we believed unknown—</l>
<l n="15" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Still thoughts immortal meet our own.</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Ideas!—In innumerable legions!</l>
<l n="17" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Like summer's stir in forests lone</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Their various music merges in time's monotone.</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">The dreamer sees the deep-drawn ore-veins brightening</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Through all the huge blind bulk of Earth;</l>
<l n="21" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">He led the ship around its girth;</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">He plays, as on the pulses of the lightning,</l>
<l n="23" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The song that gives its workings worth.</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">The song foredained to bring man's morrow to the birth.</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Base, base mere doers, blind and dreamless;</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Whose bodies engines are of toil!</l>
<l n="27" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Greasy with greed and lust they moil;</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">They cast lots for the dreamer's garment seamless,</l>
<l n="29" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To rot among their useless spoil;</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">The fathomless infinity their breath does soil.</l>
</lg>
<pb n="13" TEIform="pb" id="d91e247"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Hail to the dream that roused the sleeping savage,</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And led him from his bloody lair,</l>
<l n="33" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Across light's bridge, that single hair,</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">Above th' unpurposed, eyeless hell of ravage</l>
<l n="35" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That, beasts and men, the soulless share,</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">And left him, waking in thought's temple, Heaven's heir!</l>
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<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">Our souls, in these vast Heavens unbeholden</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of eyes, our angel-hopes embrace;</l>
<l n="39" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Or being's shining trail retrace,</l>
<l n="40" part="N" TEIform="l">Through pregnant skies about our forms enfolden</l>
<l n="41" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In rapture of our kindred race,</l>
<l n="42" part="N" TEIform="l">Until the gaze of God consume us, face to face.</l>
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<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">Ah, God! In what undying dream of beauty</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Wrought Thou our world, so strange and fair,</l>
<l n="45" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Afloat in Thy illusive air?—</l>
<l n="46" part="N" TEIform="l">Ay me! We know that dreaming is our duty!</l>
<l n="47" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">These dreams more intimate than prayer;</l>
<l n="48" part="N" TEIform="l">For in Thy dream divine our laureate spirits share.</l>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d91e310"><pb n="17" TEIform="pb" id="d91e311"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Proserpine to Pluto</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">AGAIN I lose my life beneath Earth's skies so</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">sweet—</l>
<l n="3" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The flocks, the kine with steeds among them</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">strayed,</l>
<l n="5" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The harvests to the threshing-circle laid,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Grape-girls with smooth swift pace of naked feet</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">(Like cloudlets' shadows o'er the wavering wheat)</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Until their sunlit bosoms gain the shade,</l>
<l n="9" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The peaks, the shores, with azure gulfs embayed,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">The vivid cities and the sea-ward fleet</l>
<l n="11" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Fade out—in darkness Thou dost make divine!</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">With Thine immortal nectar, O, recruit me,</l>
<l n="13" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Quenching the savour of Sicilian wine!</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">No shameful human evils here we pine.</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Great ghosts, new-fall'n round Ilium, salute me.</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Thou art more great always—and Thou art mine!</l>
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</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d91e368"><pb n="21" TEIform="pb" id="d91e369"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Golden Bee</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">BETWIXT the piercing petals of the stars I</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">gather honey;</l>
<l n="3" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">From blood on earth dark-spilt;</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">From streets and seas, from stormy night and</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">summer sunny;</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">From good and guilt;</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Out of the ribs of lions desert-dead in ages olden;</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">From dewy lips alive,</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Athwart untraversed skies I strive with tribute</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">golden</l>
<l n="11" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">To eke our hive,</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Thro' dreamlands undiscovered drift; on beauty's</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">bosom</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">Lie tranced in listening,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">As my soul-sister butterfly within yon blossom</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">With wary wing—</l>
</lg>
<pb n="22" TEIform="pb" id="d91e427"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Veiled, veiled in vain with smiling silence, Maiden!—</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">Thy heart's desire I drain!</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Till stung by anguish of thy tear I fly forth, laden</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">With sweetest pain.</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">I linger in the perfumed Past, afar out-trailing</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">Behind Earth's flying orb;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Or, down the path our Future follows swiftlier</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">sailing,</l>
<l n="25" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">God's hopes absorb.</l>
</lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d91e462"><pb n="25" TEIform="pb" id="d91e463"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Thredbo River</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">SUMMER, like a dread disease,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Whelms the world in sultry shine;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">From Hell's mouth the mocking breeze</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Troubles all the swooning trees—</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Heart o' mine! O, heart o' mine!—</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">'Mongst those mountains now to roam;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Cooling thy fever in the foam—</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">In the foam of Thredbo River!—</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Thredbo River pouring down to Jindabyne!</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">O, the weariness, the fever,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Burning, barren heart o' mine!</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">O, to lie, my heart! alone;</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Just a smooth, enduring stone</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">In the Thredbo's deepest pool,</l>
<pb n="26" TEIform="pb" id="d91e513"/>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Packed with plunging waters cool.</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Where light's shadowy arrows shine!</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Cold and old grey boulders,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Shoulders leaned to shoulders,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Baffling back white waters eager</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">That their heavy breasts beleaguer—</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Torrents white of Thredbo River—</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">Thredbo River roaring down to Jindabyne!</l>
</lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d91e544"><pb n="29" TEIform="pb" id="d91e545"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">White Paper</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">SNOWY-SMOOTH beneath the pen—</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Richest field that iron ploughs;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Germinating thoughts of men;</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Tho' no heaven its rain allows.</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">There they ripen, thousand-fold;</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And our spirits reap the corn,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">In a day-long dream of gold—</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Food for all the souls unborn.</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Like the murmur of the earth,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">When we listen, stooping low,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Like sap singing nature's mirth</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Foaming up the trees that grow,</l>
</lg>
<pb n="30" TEIform="pb" id="d91e591"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Evermore a subtle song</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Sings the pen unto it, while</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Fluid idea flows along,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Each new Era's mother-Nile.</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Greater than ensphering Sea,</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">For it holds the sea and land;</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Seed of every deed to be</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Down its current borne like sand.</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">I caress thy surface sheer,</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Holding thee the Absolute;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Where the things to be inhere,</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Waiting their material bruit.</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">How I love thee! my heart's blood</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Were too dull to smutch thy white!</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">I'll aver: no lily's bud</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Lays such unction on my sight.</l>
</lg>
<pb n="31" TEIform="pb" id="d91e650"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Suave of maiden's throat or arm,</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Bliss embodied to the touch,</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Has not such ambrosial charm—</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Not a marble Goddess such!</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Dear White Paper! All To-day</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Palpitates with spirit-heat—</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">Only on thy whiteness may</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Seers translate its rhythms sweet!</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">Holy Paper! all the Past</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Were a rack of ruined cloud</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">Stripping from our orbit vast,</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">But thou Eternity endowed</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">With an actual soul of speech—</l>
<l n="42" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Life of life by death distilled—</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">That all dateless days shall reach,</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">As life's vine of veins is filled.</l>
</lg>
<pb n="32" TEIform="pb" id="d91e709"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">O, the glorious Heavens wrought</l>
<l n="46" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">By Cadmean souls of yore</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">From pure element of Thought!</l>
<l n="48" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And thy leaves their silvern door!</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">Light they open, and we stand</l>
<l n="50" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Past the sovereignty of Fate;</l>
<l n="51" part="N" TEIform="l">Glad among Them, still and grand,</l>
<l n="52" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The Creators and Create!</l>
</lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d91e740"><pb n="35" TEIform="pb" id="d91e741"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">A Dream Theme</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THE darkness breathes with being—</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Life's least of things alive,</l>
<l n="3" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Such prisoned passions strive!</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">The huge bright stars unseeing</l>
<l n="5" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Peer o'er Earth's throbbing hive.</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Led by no clue I wander</l>
<l n="7" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Through redolent garden-gloom,</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Where ghosts gigantic loom.</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">When thro' blind blackness yonder,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Like some new, weird perfume,</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">The faintest foreign singing!</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">No word I know thereof.</l>
<l n="13" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">But know its burden—Love!</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Low! liquid-low, yet stinging;</l>
<l n="15" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Like that night-bird's which strove,</l>
</lg>
<pb n="36" TEIform="pb" id="d91e796"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">The piercing thorn brave-breasting,</l>
<l n="17" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">For his great song to gain</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The magic dyes of pain;</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Un-rising and un-resting</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Flows, glows that secret strain.</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">“O, voice of night,” I murmur,</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">“Let not a mortal know</l>
<l n="23" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">There is such love and woe;</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Life's film we tread the firmer</l>
<l n="25" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Unheeding aught below!”</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">In the song's swoon ensuing</l>
<l n="27" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">I feel a presence come;</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And wait its touch all numb—</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">The viewlessness hard-viewing,</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Drinking expectance dumb:</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Then hands—how soft and slender!—</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Find me, and clasp and cling;</l>
<l n="33" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And, like an angel's wing</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">Slow-waved, a bosom tender</l>
<l n="35" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Thrills me, deep-shuddering:—</l>
</lg>
<pb n="37" TEIform="pb" id="d91e867"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">“O, you who do not know me!</l>
<l n="37" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">O, you I know too well!—</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">(<hi TEIform="hi">Which of us weaves this spell?</hi>)</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">What right had you to show me</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Those dear red depths of Hell,</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">“Where mortal bosoms bleeding</l>
<l n="42" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Teach God new laws of love,</l>
<l n="43" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">All hope and joy above;</l>
<l n="44" part="N" TEIform="l">And fuse from pain exceeding</l>
<l n="45" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Pure gold no fire can prove?</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="46" part="N" TEIform="l">“And hateful heights of Heaven,</l>
<l n="47" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Where perfect Bliss stands proud,</l>
<l n="48" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Wedded in her white shroud</l>
<l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">To Power no fear may leaven</l>
<l n="50" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">With dearest Brotherhood?—</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="51" part="N" TEIform="l">“Intolerable teaching!</l>
<l n="52" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The truth was ne'er to teach!</l>
<l n="53" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Smaller the scope of speech:</l>
<l n="54" part="N" TEIform="l">Refusal, or beseeching:</l>
<l n="55" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">No Vortex void to reach;</l>
</lg>
<pb n="38" TEIform="pb" id="d91e941"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="56" part="N" TEIform="l">“Truth's far-off, fatal centre!</l>
<l n="57" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Round which all orbits run,</l>
<l n="58" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Our spirits, as our sun;</l>
<l n="59" part="N" TEIform="l">But none may know or enter</l>
<l n="60" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Until Life's circle's spun.</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="61" part="N" TEIform="l">“Beyond the bounds of Being,</l>
<l n="62" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Best of all things to be,</l>
<l n="63" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Claim this far life of me;</l>
<l n="64" part="N" TEIform="l">Seal, seal with kiss unseeing</l>
<l n="65" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">What men unborn shall see</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="66" part="N" TEIform="l">“With worship, and with wonder</l>
<l n="67" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To find no pulse repeat</l>
<l n="68" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Their own heart-urgence sweet;</l>
<l n="69" part="N" TEIform="l">Set more than Space asunder</l>
<l n="70" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">When we tricked Time to meet!”</l>
</lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d91e996"><pb n="41" TEIform="pb" id="d91e997"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Grey Eyes</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">GREY eyes, grey eyes, your twilit heavens unbar!</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">My spirit knew you when, an ancient star,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">It swam in skies wherein that ageless grey</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Was deepening to the earliest day.</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">O, star, dawn-drowned before Time's wheel yet turned</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">The reeling worlds, in what blind gulfs has burned</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Thy quenchless core, since Life and Death first played</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Their mighty masquerade?</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">The passionate past, whose flames of joy and pain</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Borne down in life's long storm still wavering wane</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Along the horizon of eternity,</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Its fervence has bequeathed to thee,</l>
</lg>
<pb n="42" TEIform="pb" id="d91e1043"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">O, star, my Soul! and thy primaeval power</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Re-blossoms like some tropic evening-flower—</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Sweet fever! that I strive across strange skies to slake</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In Love's grey, unforgotten lake!</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Grey eyes! Again your twilight heavens unbar!</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Relume my soul, that long-extinguished star,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">To shine, the centre of your being's bliss,</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Through all Night's infinite abyss!</l>
</lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d91e1075"><pb n="45" TEIform="pb" id="d91e1076"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">A Swan Song</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">FOLLOW, comrades! and join our flying!</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Crash into flight,</l>
<l n="3" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">Jarring the night,</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And scale the hollow, vast winter sky.</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Above all danger, above all dying</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Far we fly,</l>
<l n="7" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">The very sky</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Streaming in tenuous torrent by!</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Overhead all the stars are shaken,</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Tho' so far;</l>
<l n="11" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">Every star</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Throbbing back to our beating wings.</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Under us all the winds awaken,</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Tho' so still;</l>
<l n="15" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">Heavy and chill</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Under the strokes of our wondrous wings.</l>
</lg>
<pb n="46" TEIform="pb" id="d91e1134"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Lances of light that doubly darken</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The deadly dark</l>
<l n="19" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">Make us their mark!—</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Swerve! swerve, and still redouble our flight!</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Passionate! perceant! dreadful!—hearken—</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The curlew's scream</l>
<l n="23" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">Spurting its stream</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Out of the quivering heart of night!</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Startle the eagles lonely sleeping</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">On pathless peaks</l>
<l n="27" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">That sunrise seeks</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">While the world is smothered beneath in night!</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Cloudlets across the heavens creeping</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Eddy back</l>
<l n="31" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">From our termless track,</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Where lightnings are lost and the storms bleed white!</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Mist-like up-rolls the river's roaring,</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Huge, huge and slow</l>
<l n="35" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">From gulfs below—</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Dissolving mist-like it rolls away</l>
<pb n="47" TEIform="pb" id="d91e1204"/>
<l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">Among the night-winds, that slowly soaring,</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Murmur wide</l>
<l n="39" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">As the tide</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That lifted our breasts in the dawn-lit bay.</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">Beyond the stars see the blue deeps brighten—</l>
<l n="42" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">We shall soon</l>
<l n="43" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">Meet the moon,</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Sliding on with the eager sky.</l>
<l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">We climb aloft till our wing-beats whiten;</l>
<l n="46" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Then downward stream</l>
<l n="47" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">Like souls a-dream;</l>
<l n="48" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Or cloudy levels along we ply.</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">Toward us, trumpeting triumph, journey</l>
<l n="50" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Other swans!</l>
<l n="51" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">Their response</l>
<l n="52" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Sounds like the song of a falling star!</l>
<l n="53" part="N" TEIform="l">Comrades unknown! O, to us turn ye!</l>
<l n="54" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">They are gone!</l>
<l n="55" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">On and on!</l>
<l n="56" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Faint, fainter their voices, and very far!</l>
</lg>
<pb n="48" TEIform="pb" id="d91e1274"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="57" part="N" TEIform="l">O, comrades follow, and join our flying!</l>
<l n="58" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Crash into flight,</l>
<l n="59" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">Jarring the night,</l>
<l n="60" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And scale the hollow, vast winter sky!</l>
<l n="61" part="N" TEIform="l">Above all danger, above all dying</l>
<l n="62" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Far we fly!</l>
<l n="63" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">The very sky</l>
<l n="64" part="N" TEIform="l">Streaming in tenuous torrent by!</l>
</lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d91e1304"><pb n="51" TEIform="pb" id="d91e1305"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Red Poppies</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">HEART'S own blossom,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Don't I know where the blood-red poppies grow?</l>
<l n="3" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Never bosom</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Beat so chaste, but its wild poppies burned to waste!</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Longing, after longing</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Thronging, thronging!—</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Blood-red poppies, bitter-sweet, among life's pallid wheat!</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">O, hearts insurgent!</l>
<l n="9" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">O, storm-wings urgent!</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">O, poppies bruised and torn, among the angry corn!</l>
</lg>
<pb n="52" TEIform="pb" id="d91e1345"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">“<hi TEIform="hi">Life and Beauty!</hi>”</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">“<hi TEIform="hi">Death and Duty!</hi>”</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Mingles their refrain; opiate with pain.</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Ah, poison of those poppy-flowers,</l>
<l n="15" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That makes high Heaven ours!—</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">But holds always an inner spell to make that Heaven Hell!</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">But O, Past insatiate!</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">O, Dreams forever dead!</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Poppy-petals shed in boundless fields of sleep.</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Where through lonely moon-rays reap</l>
<l n="21" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Forgetfulness and Fate!</l>
</lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d91e1394"><pb n="55" TEIform="pb" id="d91e1395"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">O, Swallow!</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">O, SWALLOW! Swallow that sprang to life undying</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">From that mad mother's woe</l>
<l n="3" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In Daulis, long ago—</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">'Tis well forgotten, your child in the palace lying—</l>
<l n="5" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">But what of the spirits you</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">In a younger Hellas knew?—</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Snow heaped on the heights of old for our souls' supplying—</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">How can you suffer the Spring</l>
<l n="9" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Since the children ceased to sing</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Your Song, for gifts at a thousand doorways crying?</l>
<l n="11" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Surely you hear them singing</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Of you, white-breasted, bringing</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">The beautiful hours; and Echo's voice shrilly replying</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">To their shrill cadence sweet</l>
<l n="15" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">From each clear Ionian street?</l>
</lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d91e1450"><pb n="59" TEIform="pb" id="d91e1451"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">A Song of the Tent</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">TURN out once more the weary cattle,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And shake the canvas fold from fold</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Before the stars again embattle</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Round Night's long-leaguered hold.</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">It rises in a roof, enclosing</l>
<l n="6" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Out of the wilderness the home;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">The home eternal, where, reposing</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Our limbs grow glad again to roam.</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Like snowy peaks along the dawning</l>
<l n="10" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The tents along Time's verges rise—</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">The Heroes rest beneath each awning;</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">How near those still unconquered skies!</l>
</lg>
<pb n="60" TEIform="pb" id="d91e1497"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Before our elder brothers builded</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Thebes' prison, or Persepolis</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">This ancient light of evening gilded</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Our father's tent with freedom's bliss.</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">When palace church and fort are rotten—</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">All, all the haunts of slavery—</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">We'll roof with bonny web of cotton</l>
<l n="20" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The dear bride-bed of Liberty!</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Night-long the canvas throbs, receiving</l>
<l n="22" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Each suspiration of the skies—</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Tremors of terror, joy, or grieving,</l>
<l n="24" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Or unimagined mysteries.</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">The fireshine fluctuant, the lightning</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That flicker thro' the tissue thin</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Kindle allied emotions, brightening</l>
<l n="28" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Our shadowy souls awake within.</l>
</lg>
<pb n="61" TEIform="pb" id="d91e1556"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">The floods of dear oblivion deepen—</l>
<l n="30" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Death still in sleep's disguise—</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">We drown in bland black billows, sweeping</l>
<l n="32" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The last star-arrow from our eyes.</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">The famished night-winds, blind and homeless,</l>
<l n="34" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Are fended from our slumbering souls;</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">The canvas in soft ripples foamless</l>
<l n="36" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">A safe sea-surface o'er us rolls.</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">And, O! far in the night to waken!—</l>
<l n="38" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Far from realities of day;</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">And watch those wells of darkness shaken</l>
<l n="40" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Still by star-strivings far way.</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">Or great dismantled moon arising</l>
<l n="42" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Turn writhing mists to white witch-fire;</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">Or else our Morning-star, surprising</l>
<l n="44" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">The heart of darkness with desire!</l>
</lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d91e1616"><pb n="65" TEIform="pb" id="d91e1617"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Home Woe</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THE wreckage of some name-forgotten barque</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Half-buried by a dolorous shore;</l>
<l n="3" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Whereto the living waters nevermore</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">Their urgent billows pour,</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">But the salt spray can reach and cark—</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">So lies my spirit, lonely and forlorn</l>
<l n="7" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">On Being's strange and perilous strand;</l>
<l n="8" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And rusted sword and fleshless hand</l>
<l n="9" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">Point from the smothering sand,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">And anchor chainless and outworn.</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">But o'er what deep unconquered and uncharted,</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And steering by what vanished star,</l>
<l n="13" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Where dim-imagined consorts are,</l>
<l n="14" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">Or hidden harbour far,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">From whence my sails, unblessed, departed—</l>
</lg>
<pb n="66" TEIform="pb" id="d91e1672"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Can memory, nor still intuition teach.</l>
<l n="17" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">And so I watch with alien eyes</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">This world's remote and unremembered skies;</l>
<l n="19" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">While round me weary rise</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">The babblings of a foreign speech.</l>
</lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d91e1693"><pb n="69" TEIform="pb" id="d91e1694"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">How Beautiful Upon the Mountains</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi rend="bold" TEIform="hi">I</hi> WAKE and meet the World, adorable with Spring,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Leaving the purple palace of her night—</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">(Where Time sleep-walks in moon-light's dreams divine)</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Under the stainèd banners of dawn, athrob</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Before fierce day, whose spears of keen-edged flame</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Blaze broad above the inconfrontable east.</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Far trails of tenuous cloud catch fire of gold,</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">And flare into white-shining ashes soon,</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">And soon the buoyant range-backs take sun-rise,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Illustrious with dolphin-change of hue</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">O'er gulfs submerged in shadow—lingering lees</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Of gloom that flow in silent, waveless ebb</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Out thro' the west. The firmamental forests blue</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Mantling the mighty storm of mountains round</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">In desolate rune deplore, bright-diapered</l>
</lg>
<pb n="70" TEIform="pb" id="d91e1749"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">By covert birds ubiquitous in song.</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Among that murmur, but unmingling, soars</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">The murmur of the torrents lost below,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">In dreams respondent to far clamouring seas.</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Not yet sunlight has searched those valleys veiled</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">So deep withdrawn their lissome loveliness—</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">And gracious as the magic snow of breasts</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">That heave in virgin dreams of motherhood—</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Irradiate, now, their contours float</l>
<l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">The gloss of golden sward that clothes each curve</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">Like robes of royal silk!—</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Gazing beyond</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">O'er regions turbulent as mortal fate,</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">That, fading as the tragic years in Time,</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">Merge in faint mazes that still hide, yet are</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">The lower world; lost in Elysian haze,</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">Mine eyes for anguish of too great a joy</l>
<l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Turn from that boundlessness of beauty—Like</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">Some billow swooping back into the womb</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">Of waters from a surgy shore my soul</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">Swoops home; my veins with hateful heat are stung;</l>
<l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">Intolerable tears mine eyelids shame:</l>
</lg>
<pb n="71" TEIform="pb" id="d91e1826"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="38" part="N" TEIform="l">O, Planet by thy minion, man, usurped,</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">In absolute kingdom, with his mind's empire</l>
<l n="40" part="N" TEIform="l">Sphered round of holy azure—visible Soul!—</l>
<l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">Where, proud corrivals of Titanian Thought,</l>
<l n="42" part="N" TEIform="l">Ulyssean lords of Space their shoreless voyage hold:—</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">Life's brandished shield the Sun, and doom-rid Moon,</l>
<l n="44" part="N" TEIform="l">Whose Judgment Day burned out before the Earth</l>
<l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">Had eyes, and round death's frontiers infinite</l>
<l n="46" part="N" TEIform="l">The watch-fires of the dauntless host of stars—</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">Amidst this indiscoverable dark</l>
<l n="48" part="N" TEIform="l">Sun-litten stands the naked atomy;</l>
<l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">And tremulous to the softest touch of air!</l>
<l n="50" part="N" TEIform="l">It seems the maddest fantasy of some</l>
<l n="51" part="N" TEIform="l">Crazed fiend that such poor shreds of flesh should own</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="52" part="N" TEIform="l">This star-associate Earth! Empyrean orb</l>
<l n="53" part="N" TEIform="l">Of blazoned continents and oceans globed</l>
<l n="54" part="N" TEIform="l">Around ten million islands! Established throne</l>
<l n="55" part="N" TEIform="l">Of all primordial Powers that won Existence.</l>
<l n="56" part="N" TEIform="l">From anarchy of increate Elements</l>
<l n="57" part="N" TEIform="l">Have moulded out the valleys' loveliness,</l>
<l n="58" part="N" TEIform="l">Have piled aloft the mountains' majesty,</l>
<l n="59" part="N" TEIform="l">The home-enhallowing hills, and ploughed</l>
</lg>
<pb n="72" TEIform="pb" id="d91e1902"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="60" part="N" TEIform="l">The sacred rivers quivering deep and cool,</l>
<l n="61" part="N" TEIform="l">Unfolded, mystical as memory,</l>
<l n="62" part="N" TEIform="l">Lowlands, laid ample as their sister-skies,</l>
<l n="63" part="N" TEIform="l">Unfathomed main of sweet, maternal soil;</l>
<l n="64" part="N" TEIform="l">That yearns to yield its golden sands of grain,</l>
<l n="65" part="N" TEIform="l">Wealth incomputable, around the isles</l>
<l n="66" part="N" TEIform="l">Of spicy orchard-shade, all city-shrined;</l>
<l n="67" part="N" TEIform="l">Black valley mould gladdened with odorous grass,</l>
<l n="68" part="N" TEIform="l">And uplands holy with their temple-trees!—</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="69" part="N" TEIform="l">It cannot be that herb and tree should toss</l>
<l n="70" part="N" TEIform="l">Such lightsome leaves, singing of growth within</l>
<l n="71" part="N" TEIform="l">Their pores, and worm wide-searching rootlets down</l>
<l n="72" part="N" TEIform="l">To suck each earth-grain's fine fertility</l>
<l n="73" part="N" TEIform="l">With happy hunger, with thirst delicious drink</l>
<l n="74" part="N" TEIform="l">Beneath the surface drought from deep-hid springs,</l>
<l n="75" part="N" TEIform="l">And interweave, and hurry all their spoil</l>
<l n="76" part="N" TEIform="l">Up to the sun-light if indeed the World</l>
<l n="77" part="N" TEIform="l">Were owned by any men!—</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="78" part="N" TEIform="l">The Universe throbs with far thunder: “God!”</l>
<l n="79" part="N" TEIform="l">The Being of Infinity.—But when,</l>
<l n="80" part="N" TEIform="l">O, atomies! did God stand forth and claim</l>
<l n="81" part="N" TEIform="l">Such rights as these that madness yields to you?—</l>
<pb n="73" TEIform="pb" id="d91e1978"/>
<l n="82" part="N" TEIform="l">To hold our plains, as wide as ocean, waste,</l>
<l n="83" part="N" TEIform="l">Our dearest valleys void, the home unbuilt,</l>
<l n="84" part="N" TEIform="l">The stream unused, the stunted State unfed,—</l>
<l n="85" part="N" TEIform="l">Whiles, whiles the piteous people starve and die—</l>
<l n="86" part="N" TEIform="l">And die more fortunate than those who live</l>
<l n="87" part="N" TEIform="l">With barely life for life-long toil allowed.</l>
</lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d91e2001"><pb n="77" TEIform="pb" id="d91e2002"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">“Sleeping Out”</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi rend="bold" TEIform="hi">O</hi>WEARY walls! leaving within two thousand years' futility</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">With one blind pace I win</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">The glad heights of the Oread,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">The dark deliciousness of Hamadryad bowers,</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">All, all these unpermitted Powers, the tumult of whose tresses sweep</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Thine iron carapace, Utility!</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Sweeter than sleep, our pagan Paraclete,</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">More inward than most incommunicable dream,</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">This wide-winged wakefulness doth press</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Against the stream of starry intimations,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Where thought to thought from ultimate severance caught,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Cohere in dazzling constellations;</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">And æther throbs with human heat!—</l>
<pb n="78" TEIform="pb" id="d91e2051"/>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">The infinite puts off proportion in the night,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Bringing her brood of orbs beneath these trees</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">That yearn about me, with susurrant odours heaping</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">The traffic of the Odyssean breeze.</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Dare I my spirit spend in sleeping</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">While the Universe unveiled goes by?—</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Wer't not, indeed, to die?—</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Lo, now!—My mountains lose their little moon,</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">Night reaches her oracular noon—</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">And shall my spirit, co-essential with those heavens darken,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Extinguishing the stars?—</l>
<l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">What?—Shall the hours angelic pause and hearken</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">My soul's suspenses; handing back the overbrimming boon</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Of being through dispeopled night</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">And wait my waking by that mute Muezzin, light?—</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">And yet, between involvèd bars</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">Of sentience escaping, I sink into the silken shaping</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Of ante-natal naught; nursling of nescience again;</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">And fond infinity is fain, once more,</l>
<l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Her liquid life along my blanched veins to pour.</l>
</lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d91e2120"><pb n="81" TEIform="pb" id="d91e2121"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Noon</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l"><hi rend="bold" TEIform="hi">I</hi> TAKE refuge in radiant air,</l>
<l n="2" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">That thrills sun-satiate everywhere,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">From the fulsome pressure of common fate;</l>
<l n="4" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">Passions earthy,</l>
<l n="5" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">Wishes unworthy,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">The bodily burden of despair,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Taint suspicion, and brackish hate—</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="8" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">Evaporate! vanish away</l>
<l n="9" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">In immeasurable scope of day</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">That breath creative, the bridal breeze,</l>
<l n="11" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">My soul caresses</l>
<l n="12" rend="indent2" part="N" TEIform="l">Till its dull distresses</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Enchant into legions of fancies gay,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Sparkling aloft with the tossing trees.</l>
</lg>
<pb n="82" TEIform="pb" id="d91e2175"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">But best of all that the mortal beast,</l>
<l n="16" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Defiling night with its evil feast,</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Slinks out of ken to its inmost cave;</l>
<l n="18" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Life's vexed clue straightens,</l>
<l n="19" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Great heaven greatens,</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">And over Thought's ocean, where shores have ceased,</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">As from God's lips wafted my spirit's a wave!</l>
</lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">O, passionate blood of my morn, that dies</l>
<l n="23" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">From the pure, perpetual skies!</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">O, Sun, consuming the necromancies of night!—</l>
<l n="25" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Age steeps me slowly,</l>
<l n="26" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">Ageless and holy;</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">And self, like a lense of pure crystal lies</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">Unseen at the centre of sight.</l>
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