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First Line: What of the darkness? Is it very fair?
Last Line: What of the darkness? Is it very fair?
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


What of the darkness? Is it very fair?
Are there great calms? and find we silence there?
Like soft-shut lilies, all your faces glow
With some strange peace our faces never know,
With some strange faith our faces never dare --
Dwells it in Darkness? Do you find it there?
Is it a Bosom where tired heads may lie?
Is it a Mouth to kiss our weeping dry?
Is it a Hand to still the pulse's leap?
Is it a Voice that holds the runes of sleep?
Day shows us not such comfort anywhere --
Dwells it in darkness? Do ye find it there?
Out of the Day's deceiving light we call --
Day that shows man so great, and God so small,
That hides the stars, and magnifies the grass --
O is the Darkness too a lying glass!
Or undistracted, do you find truth there?
What of the Darkness? Is it very fair?




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