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The dreamcrossed twilight between birth and dying.
Redeem
The time. Redeem.
The unread vision in the higher dream
While jewelled unicorns draw by the gilded hearse.
Because I do not hope to turn again
Because I do not hope
Because I do not hope to turn
Against the Word the unstilled world still whirled
About the center of the silent Word.
And the bones sang chirping
With the burden of the grasshopper,
Consequently I rejoice, having to construct something
Upon which to rejoice
And pray to God to have mercy upon us
And I pray that I may forget
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Terminate torment
Of love unsatisfied
The greater torment
Of love satisfied
Because I do not hope to know again
The infirm glory of the positive hour
Let the whiteness of bones atone to forgetfulness.
There is no life in them. As I am forgotten
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