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George William (“A. E.”) Russell (1867–1935).  Collected Poems by A.E.  1913.
 
172. Reconciliation
 
 
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 the 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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