Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE DYING SWAN, by THOMAS STURGE MOORE

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THE DYING SWAN, by                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O silver-throated swan
Last Line: The god of love, let him learn how!
Alternate Author Name(s): Moore, T. Sturge
Subject(s): Birds; Swans

O silver-throated Swan
Struck, struck! A golden dart
Clean through thy breast has gone
Home to thy heart.
Thrill, thrill, O silver throat!
O silver trumpet, pour
Love for defiance back
On him who smote!
And brim, brim o'er
With love; and ruby-dye thy track
Down thy last living reach
Of river, sail the golden light --
Enter the sun's heart -- even teach
O wondrous-gifted Pain, teach Thou
The God of love, let him learn how!

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