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1.
The Fool's Prayer
THE royal feast was done; the King
Sought some new sport to banish care,
And to his jester cried: 'Sir Fool,
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2.
Opportunity
This I beheld, or dreamed it in a dream:-
There spread a cloud of dust along a plain;
And underneath the cloud, or in it, raged
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3.
Force
THE stars know a secret
They do not tell;
And morn brings a message
Hidden well.
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4.
The Open Window
MY tower was grimly builded,
With many a bolt and bar,
'And here,' I thought, 'I will keep my life
From the bitter world afar.'
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5.
Fertility
CLEAR water on smooth rock
Could give no foot-hold for a single flower,
Or slenderest shaft of grain:
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6.
Space
BLACK, frost-cold distance, sparsely honey-combed
With hollow shells of glimmering golden light;
Mere amber bubbles floating through the night,
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7.
A Prayer
O GOD, our Father, if we had but truth!
Lost truth—which thou perchance
Didst let man lose, lest all his wayward youth
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8.
The Things That Will Not Die
WHAT am I glad will stay when I have passed
From this dear valley of the world, and stand
On yon snow-glimmering peaks, and lingering cast
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9.
The Tree Of My Life
When I was yet but a child, the gardener gave me a tree,
A little slim elm, to be set wherever seemed good to me
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10.
Five Lives
FIVE mites of monads dwelt in a round drop
That twinkled on a leaf by a pool in the sun.
To the naked eye they lived invisible;
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