Rays from the sunrise drew forth the buds and stretched them into long stalks, lifted up sap in noiseless streams, opened petals, and sucked out scents in invisible jets and breathings.
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Upon her Heart-king.
Since as a child I used to lie
Upon the leaze and watch the sky,
Never, I own, expected I
That life would all be fair.
. . . that shabby corner of God's allotment where He lets the nettles grow, and where all unbaptized infants, notorious drunkards, suicides, and others of the conjecturally damned are laid.
Of course poets have morals and manners of their own, and custom is no argument with them.
The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years.
A local cult called Christianity.
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