Divine Visitationby AE (George William Russell)
Original Language English
The heavens lay hold on us: the starry rays
Fondle with flickering fingers brow and eyes:
A new enchantment lights the ancient skies.
What is it looks between us gaze on gaze;
Does the wild spirit of the endless days
Chase through my heart some lure that ever flies?
Only I know the vast within me cries
Finding in thee the ending of all ways.
Ah, but they vanish; the immortal train
From thee, from me, depart, yet take from thee
Memorial grace: laden with adoration
Forth from this heart they flow that all in vain
Would stay the proud eternal powers that flee
After the chase in burning exultation.
|-- from Collected Poems of George William Russell, by George William Russell|
|Collected Poems of George William Russell||Wild Poets of Ecstasy: An Anthology of Ecstatic Verse||By Still Waters: Lyrical Poems Old and New||The Nuts of Knowledge: Lyrical Poems Old and New||AE in the Irish Theosophist|
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