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Or on the Mat devoutly kneeling
Would lift her Eyes up to the Ceiling,
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This is rather different from the receptions I used to get fifty years ago. They threw things at me then--but they were not roses.
On the stem
Of memory imaginations blossom.
"Take your choice, take your choice,"
Called the breeze through the bridge's eye.
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"God the Gay is not the Wise."
The knife of penance fell so like a blade
Of grass that no one was afraid.
His curate passed on a bicycle--
He had the haughty intellectual look
Of the man who never reads in brook or book;
A secret lover is saying
Three Hail Marys that she who knows
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The Holy Ghost descends
At random like the muse
On wise man and fool,
And why should poet in the twilight choose?
"Ah lad, upon the road of life
'Tis best to dance with Chance's wife
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