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Edward Dowden

(3 May 1843 - 4 April 1913 / Co. Cork / Ireland)

Poems of Edward Dowden

1. A New Hymn for Solitude 1/1/2004
2. Awakening 1/1/2004
3. By the Window 1/1/2004
4. Communion 1/1/2004
5. Deus Absconditus 1/1/2004
6. Durer's 'Melencholia' 1/1/2004
7. First Love 4/16/2010
8. In July 1/1/2004
9. In September 1/1/2004
10. In The Cathedral 1/1/2004
11. In the Cathedral Close 1/1/2004
12. In The Garden I: The Garden 1/1/2004
13. In The Garden II: Visions 1/1/2004
14. In The Garden III: An Interior 1/1/2004
15. In The Garden IV: The Singer 1/1/2004
16. In The Garden V: A Summer Moon 1/1/2004
17. In The Garden VI: A Peach 1/1/2004
18. In The Garden VII: Early Autumn 1/1/2004
19. In The Garden VIII: Later Autumn 1/1/2004
20. Leonardo's 'Monna Lisa' 1/1/2004

The Initiation

UNDER the flaming wings of cherubim
I moved toward that high altar. O, the hour!
And the light waxed intenser, and the dim
Low edges of the hills and the grey sea
Were caught and captur’d by the present Power,
My sureties and my witnesses to be.

Then the light drew me in. Ah, perfect pain!
Ah, infinite moment of accomplishment!

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