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George William (“A. E.”) Russell (1867–1935).  Collected Poems by A.E.  1913.
 
39. Sacrifice
 
 
THOSE delicate wanderers,
The wind, the star, the cloud,
Ever before mine eyes,
As to an altar bowed,
Light and dew-laden airs        5
Offer in sacrifice.
 
The offerings arise:
Hazes of rainbow light,
Pure crystal, blue, and gold,
Through dreamland take their flight;        10
And ’mid the sacrifice
God moveth as of old.
 
In miracles of fire
He symbols forth his days;
In gleams of crystal light        15
Reveals what pure pathways
Lead to the soul’s desire,
The silence of the height.
 

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