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George William (“A. E.”) Russell (1867–1935).  Collected Poems by A.E.  1913.
 
147. Magic
 
 
AFTER READING THE UPANISHADS
 
 
OUT of the dusky chamber of the brain
Flows the imperial will through dream on dream:
The fires of life around it tempt and gleam;
The lights of earth behind it fade and wane.
 
Passed beyond beauty tempting dream on dream,        5
The pure will seeks the heart-hold of the light:
Sounds the deep OM, the mystic word of might:
Forth from the heart-hold breaks the living stream.
 
Passed out beyond the deep heart music-filled,
The kingly will sits on the ancient throne,        10
Wielding the sceptre, fearless, free, alone,
Knowing in Brahma all it dared and willed.
 

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