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Nicholson & Lee, eds.  The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. 1917.
  
226. The Valley of Silence
By William Sharp  (1856–1902)
  
IN the secret Valley of Silence
  No breath doth fall;
No wind stirs in the branches;
  No bird doth call:
  As on a white wall        5
    A breathless lizard is still,
  So silence lies on the valley
    Breathlessly still.
 
In the dusk-grown heart of the valley
  An altar rises white:       10
No rapt priest bends in awe
  Before its silent light:
  But sometimes a flight
    Of breathless words of prayer
  White-wing’d enclose the altar,       15
    Eddies of prayer.

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