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Nicholson & Lee, eds.  The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. 1917.
  
295. Reconciliation
By George William Russell (A.E.)  (b. 1867)
  
I BEGIN through the grass once again to be bound to the Lord;
  I can see, through a face that has faded, the face full of rest
Of the earth, of the mother, my heart with her heart in accord,
  As I lie ’mid the cool green tresses that mantle her breast
I begin with the grass once again to be bound to be Lord.        5
 
By the hand of a child I am led to the throne of the King
  For a touch that now fevers me not is forgotten and far,
And His infinite sceptred hands that sway us can bring
  Me in dreams from the laugh of a child to the song of a star.
On the laugh of a child I am borne to the joy of the King.       10

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