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Prothalamion

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Calm was the day, and through the trembling air
Sweet-breathing Zephyrus did softly play
A gentle spirit, that lightly did delay
Hot Titan's beams, which then did glister fair;
When I (whom sullen care,
Through discontent of my long fruitless stay
In prince's court, and expectation vain
Of idle hopes, which still do fly away
Like empty shadows, did afflict my brain),
Walk'd forth to ease my pain

Along the shore of silver-streaming Thames;
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William 23 October 2020

This is about spiritual enlightenment. Pineal gland activation. The True meaning is hidden deep within the poem. The " Prothalamion" = the wedding chamber = The Thalamus. The lily of the valley and the rose of Sharon.... Kundalini. He who has ears to hear let him hear.; -)

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Priya smart 03 February 2019

Wonder full

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Steven Fearnley 20 September 2009

It struck me while reading this poem how strongly it reminded me of Phillip Larkin's 'The Whitsun Weddings', and I am pretty sure he would have been familiar with Spencer's work.

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