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First Line: Whatever loveliness is in this music
Last Line: All these stars are yours; you gave them to me, skies!
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


Whatever loveliness is in this music,
Whatever yearning after lovely things, --
Whatever crying after stars, in darkness,
Whatever beating of impeded wings:

Whatever climbing of the rose to sunlight,
Sweet-hearted laugh from the dark blind sod:
Whatever madness of the sea for moonlight,
Whatever yearning of the good to God:

All that is beautiful, and all that looks on beauty
With eyes filled with fire, like a lover's eyes:
All of this is yours; you gave it to me, sunlight!
All these stars are yours; you gave them to me, skies!





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