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Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern British Poetry.  1920.
 
Francis Brett Young. 
 
152. Lochanilaun
 
THIS is the image of my last content: 
My soul shall be a little lonely lake, 
So hidden that no shadow of man may break 
The folding of its mountain battlement; 
Only the beautiful and innocent         5
Whiteness of sea-born cloud drooping to shake 
Cool rain upon the reed-beds, or the wake 
Of churned cloud in a howling wind's descent. 
For there shall be no terror in the night 
When stars that I have loved are born in me,  10
And cloudy darkness I will hold most fair; 
But this shall be the end of my delight:— 
That you, my lovely one, may stoop and see 
Your image in the mirrored beauty there. 
 
 
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