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Poem by John Bannister Tabb


Deflowered


All the light of heaven
In a single beam
Unto earth was given,
As a perfect dream,
Wherein one bated breath
Of ecstacy is Death.


All of faith's believing
In one smile of love;
All of life's receiving
In a frown thereof:
For one frail flower the less,
God's world a wilderness.



John Bannister Tabb


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  3. Hare-Bells
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  5. Evolution


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