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Sometimes I'm terrified of my heart; of its constant hunger for whatever it is it wants. The way it stops and starts.

("Complete Stories and Poems")


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How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle,
In the icy air of night!
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And my soul is sorely shaken
Lest an evil step be taken,-
Lest the dead who is forsaken
May not be happy now.
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The breeze, the breath of God, is still,
And the mist upon the hill
Shadowy, shadowy, yet unbroken,
Is a symbol and a token.
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Parted upon their misty wings,
And, so, confusedly, became
Thine image, and- a name- a name!
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A sound of silence on the startled ear
Which dreamy poets name "the music of the sphere.
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From childhood's hour I have not been As others were I have not seen As others saw I could not bring My passions from a common spring. From the same source I have not taken My sorrow I could not awaken My heart to joy at the same tone And all I loved, I loved alone. Then- in my childhood, in the dawn Of a most stormy life- was drawn From every depth of good and ill The mystery which binds me still From the torrent, or the fountain, From the red cliff of the mountain, From the sun that round me rolled In its autumn tint of gold, From the lightning in the sky As it passed me flying by, From the thunder and the storm, And the cloud that took the form (When the rest of Heaven was blue) Of a demon in my view.
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