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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. (1878–1962).  Anthology of Massachusetts Poets.  1922.
 
Beauty
 
G. O. Warren
 
 
NOT flesh alone am I, when I can be
So swiftly caught in Beauty’s shimmering thread
Whose slender fibres, woven, held by me,
With their frail strength my following heart have led.
 
Yea, not all mortal, not all death my mind,        5
When, watching by lone twilight waters’ brim
I tremblingly decipher, as they wind,
Her deathless hieroglyphs, though strange and dim.
 
So for this faith, when Thou my dust shalt bring
To dust, remember well, Great Alchemist,        10
Yearly to change my wintry earth to spring,
That I with Beauty still may keep my tryst.
 

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