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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
 
The Isle of Lost Dreams
 
William Sharp (1855–1905)
 
 
THERE is an Isle beyond our ken,
Haunted by Dreams of weary men.
Gray Hopes enshadow it with wings
Weary with burdens of old things:
There the insatiate water-springs        5
Rise with the tears of all who weep:
And deep within it,—deep, oh, deep!—
The furtive voice of Sorrow sings.
  There evermore,
      Till Time be o’er,        10
Sad, oh, so sad! the Dreams of men
Drift through the Isle beyond our ken.
 

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