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- The world can hear not the sweet notes that move The sphere whose light is melody to lovers.
A wonder worthy of his rhyme! The grove “Grew dense with shadows to its inmost covers ;
The earth was grey with phantoms; and the air Was peopled with dim forms, as when there hovers
"A flock of vampire-bats before the glare Of the tropic sun, bringing, ere evening,
Strange night upon some Indian isle. Thus were “ Phantoms diffused around. And some did fling
Shadows of shadows, yet unlike themselves, Behind them ; some like eaglets on the wing
“Were lost in the white day; others like elves Danced in a thousand unimagined shapes
Upon the sunny.streams and grassy shelves; “And others sate chattering like restless apes
On vulgar hands.
“Of kingly mantles; some across the tiar Of pontiffs sate, like vultures; others played
Under the crown which girt with empire “A baby's or an idiot's brow, and made
Their nests in it. The old anatomies
“Of demon wings; and laughed from their dead eyes To re-assume the delegated power
Arrayed in which those worms did monarchize
Humble, like falcons, sat upon the fist
“ Or, like small gnats and flies as thick as mist On evening marshes, thronged about the brow
Of lawyer. statesman, priest, and theorist ;“ And others, like discoloured flakes of snow,
On fairest bosoms and the sunniest hair Fell, and were melted by the youthful glow
“Which they extinguished ; and, like tears, they were A veil to those from whose faint lids they rained In drops of sorrow.
I became aware “Of whence those forms proceeded which thus stained
The track in which we moved. After brief space, From every form the beauty slowly waned ;
“From every firmest limb and fairest face The strength and freshness fell like dust, and lest
The action and the shape without the grace
“Of life. The marble brow of youth was cleft
With care ; and, in those eyes where once hope shone, Desire, like a lioness bereft
“Of her last cub, glared ere it died. Each one Of that great crowd sent forth incessantly,
These shadows, numerous as the dead leaves blown “ In autumn evening from a poplar tree.
Each like himself, and each like other, were At first. But some distorted seemed to be,
“ Obscure clouds moulded by the casual air ; And of this stuff the car's creative ray
Wrought all the busy phantoms that were there, “ As the sun shapes the clouds. Thus on the way
Mask after mask fell from the countenance And form of all. And, long before the day
“Was old, the joy which waked like heaven's glance The sleepers in the oblivious valley died ;
Anu some grew weary of the ghastly dance, “And fell, as I have fallen, by the way-side ;
Those socnest from whose forms most shadows passed, And least of strength and beauty did abide.
“Then, what is life?' I cried.”—
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