Edwin Arlington Robinson quotes

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He comes unfailing for the loan
We give and then forget;
Friendless and faint, with martyred steps and slow,
Faint for the flesh, but for the spirit free,
Ah, when shall come love's courage to be strong!
Tell me, O Lord--tell me, O Lord, how long
Your Dollar is your only Word,
The wrath of it your only fear.
"Because a few complacent years
Have made your peril of your pride,
his mouth redeemed
His insufficient eyes, forever sad:
And though I know the fellow, I have spent
Long time a-wondering when I shall be
As happy as Cliff Klingenhagen is.
For through it all--above, beyond it all--
I know the far-sent message of the years,
I cannot find my way: there is no star
In all the shrouded heavens anywhere;
But what she meets and what she fears
Are less than are the downward years,
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