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I looked and saw your eyes In the shadow of your hair, As a traveller sees the stream In the shadow of the wood; And I said, “My faint heart sighs, Ah me! to linger there, To drink deep and … Continue reading
And yet our lot is given us in a land Where busy arts are never at a stand; Where science points her telescopic eye, Familiar with the wonders of the sky; Where bold inquiry, diving out of sight, Brings many … Continue reading
Here are no entrapping baits To hasten to too hasty fates; Unless it be The fond credulity Of silly fish, which (worldling like) still look Upon the bait, but never on the hook; Nor envy, ‘less among The birds, for … Continue reading
Down mildest shores of milk-white sand, By cape and fair Floridian bay, Twixt billowy pines — a surf asleep on land — And the great Gulf at play, Past far-off palms that filmed to nought, Or in and out the … Continue reading
His long hair was nine cubits’ span and coloured like that yellow gem Which hidden in their garment’s hem the merchants bring from Kurdistan. His face was as the must that lies upon a vat of new-made wine: The seas … Continue reading
I took the left, and for some cause unknown Full fraught of hope and joy the way pursued, Yet chose strong reasons speeding up alone To fortify me ‘gainst a shock more rude. E’en so the diver carrieth down a … Continue reading