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Panthea

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NAY, let us walk from fire unto fire,
From passionate pain to deadlier delight,--
I am too young to live without desire,
Too young art thou to waste this summer night
Asking those idle questions which of old
Man sought of seer and oracle, and no reply was told.

For, sweet, to feel is better than to know,
And wisdom is a childless heritage,
One pulse of passion--youth's first fiery glow,--
Are worth the hoarded proverbs of the sage:
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Carmel Greiff 16 May 2018
This is certainly among my absolute favourite poems of all time. It is beautiful.
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Yen Cress 04 October 2007
I am in awe! Many of Oscar Wilde's quips have come down through the years to make us laugh, but this poem is magnificent! Unforgettably sublime!
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