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to Clymene

 

mystic barcaroles
speechless romances
dear for thine eyes
heavens-colored
for thy voice unwonted
vision deranging
and shaking the horizon
of my mind
for the signal aroma
of thy swanlike pallor
and for the candor
of thine odor
ah for all thy being
music that thrills
halos of forgotten angels
sound and perfume
on mere cadences
correspondently
entered my subtle heart
so be it!

 

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