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The Pangs That Guard The Gates Of Joy

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THE PANGS that guard the gates of joy,
the naked sword that will be kist,
how distant seem’d they to the boy,
white flashes in the rosy mist!

Ah, not where tender play was screen’d
in the light heart of leafy mirth
of that obdurate might we ween’d
that shakes the sure repose of earth.
And sudden, ’twixt a sun and sun,
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Paul Reed 28 February 2014
This seems to describe the loss of naivety and the dawning of reality. Interesting phrasing, must read some more by Brennan
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Titi Dale 28 February 2013
An interesting outlook :) shall the gates open?
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