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The Angel of Thought and Other Poems

Impressions from Old Masters

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Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 2,530 / 15 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,544
Added to site: 2008.11.16 22653
Genres: Poetry, Religion

And round the earth reverberating blow
The mute, world-shaking music of the mind;
That thou might'st make as naught all space and time,
And thrill in mystic oneness through mankind,
Yet dwell in each, inviolate, sublime.

[Illustration: _The Annunciation by Botticelli_]


(_From the picture by Botticelli_)


Kneeling in prayer, her spirit rapt above,
She meets with God, Who bendeth, brooding low,
In vast compassion humanward, and so,
There comes upon her life the power of Love:
Rising--behold! with pinions like a dove,
An angel with a rod where row on row
Of chaliced lilies spill supernal glow,--
Which all her thought to wonder mute doth move.
Then falls upon the rapture of her soul,
Dimly some vision of Gethsemane,
Athwart the Resurrection's shining goal,
And with uplifte



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