Studies in Song, A Century of Roundels, Sonnets on English Dramatic Poets, The Heptalogia, Etc

From Swinburne's Poems Volume V.

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Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,530 / 46 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 389
Added to site: 2006.07.08
mnybks.net#: 10389
Genre: Poetry
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head all heads bow down

before,
Glory be to thee from all thy sons in all tongues evermore.

Rose and vine and olive and deep ivy-bloom entwining [_Str. 3._ Close the goodliest grave that e'er they closeliest might entwine Keep the wind from wasting and the sun from too strong shining Where the sound and light of sweetest songs still float and

shine.
Here the music seems to illume the shade, the light to whisper Song, the flowers to put not odours only forth, but words Sweeter far than fragrance: here the wandering wreaths twine

crisper
Far, and louder far exults the note of all wild birds. Thoughts that change us, joys that crown and sorrows that enthrone

us,
Passions that enrobe us with a clearer air than ours, Move and breathe as living things beheld round white Colonus, Audibler than melodies and visibler than flowers.
Love, in fight unconquered, Love, with spoils of great men laden, Never sang so sweet from throat of woman or of dove: Love, whose bed

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