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George William (“A. E.”) Russell (1867–1935).  Collected Poems by A.E.  1913.
 
115. The Vision of Love
 
 
THE TWILIGHT fleeted away in pearl on the stream,
And night, like a diamond done, stood still in our dream.
Your eyes like burnished stones or as stars were bright
With the sudden vision that made us one with the night.
 
We loved in infinite spaces, forgetting here        5
The breasts that were lit with life and the lips so near;
Till the wizard willows waved in the wind and drew
Me away from the fulness of love and down to you.
 
Our love was so vast that it filled the heavens up:
But the soft white form I held was an empty cup,        10
When the willows called me back to earth with their sigh,
And we moved as shades through the deep that was you and I.
 

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