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Nicholson & Lee, eds.  The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. 1917.
  
330. The Immortal Hour
By Rachel Annand Taylor  (b. 1876)
  
STILL as great waters lying in the West,
  So is my spirit still.
I lay my folded hands within Thy breast,
  My will within Thy will.
O Fortune, idle pedlar, pass me by.        5
O Death, keep far from me who cannot die.
The passion-flowers are lacing o’er the sill
Of my low door.—As dews their sweetness fill,
  So do I rest in Thee.
It is mine hour. Let none set foot therein.       10
It is mine hour unflawed of pain or sin.
’Tis laid and steeped in silence, till it be
A solemn dazzling crystal, to outlast
And storm the eyes of poets when long-past
Is all the changing dream of Thee and Me.       15

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