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He had ragged long grass-coloured hair;
He had knees that stuck out of his hose;
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for never yet
Has lover lived, but longed to wive
Like them that are no more alive.
Their love was never drowned in care
Of this or that thing, nor grew cold
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What were our praise to them? They eat
Quiet's wild heart, like daily meat;
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Yet they that know all things but know
That all this life can give us is
A child's laughter, a woman's kiss.
when such bodies join
There is no touching here, nor touching there,
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Those lovers, purified by tragedy,
Hurry into each other's arms; these eyes,
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