Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, ECSTASY, by RACHEL ANNAND TAYLOR



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First Line: O ye that look on ecstasy
Last Line: Into the bourg of night.


O YE that look on Ecstasy
The Dancer lone and white,
Cover your charmed eyes, for she
Is Death's own acolyte.
She dances on the moonstone floors
Against the jewelled peacock doors:
The roses flame in her gold hair,
The tired sad lids are overfair.
All ye that look on Ecstasy
The Dancer lone and white,
Cover your dreaming eyes, lest she --
(Oh! softly, strangely!) -- float you through
These doors all bronze and green and blue
Into the Bourg of Night.





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