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First Line: I cannot die, who drank delight
Last Line: Of immortality?
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Variant Title(s): The Cup
Subject(s): Immortality

I cannot die, who drank delight
From the cup of the crescent moon,
And hungrily as men eat bread,
Loved the scented nights of June.

The rest may die -- but is there not
Some shining strange escape for me
Who sought in Beauty the bright wine
Of immortality?

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