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10.12: Let Me Enjoy

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    I

    Let me enjoy the earth no less
    Because the all-enacting Might
    That fashioned forth its loveliness
    Had other aims than my delight.

    II

    About my path there flits a Fair,
    Who throws me not a word or sign;
    I’ll charm me with her ignoring air,
    And laud the lips not meant for mine.

    III

    From manuscripts of moving song
    Inspired by scenes and dreams unknown
    I’ll pour out raptures that belong
    To others, as they were my own.

    IV

    And some day hence, towards Paradise
    And all its blest — if such should be —
    I will lift glad, afar-off eyes
    Though it contain no place for me.

    —1909

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