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First Line: I dreamed a morning dream - a torrent brought
Last Line: I looked again, the torrent-bed was dry.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


I dreamed a morning dream - a torrent brought
From fruitless hills, was rushing deep and wide:
It ran in rapids, like impatient thought;
It wheeled in eddies, like bewildered pride:
Bleak-faced Neology, in cap and gown,
Peered up the channel of the spreading tide,
As, with a starved expectancy, he cried,
'When will the Body of the Christ come down?'
He came - not It, but He! no rolling waif
Tost by the waves - no drowned and helpless form -
But with unlapsing step, serene and safe,
As once He trod the waters in the storm;
The gownsman trembled as his God went by -
I looked again, the torrent-bed was dry.





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