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First Line: Pass, thou wild light
Last Line: Pass thou away.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Aging

PASS, thou wild light,
Wild light on peaks that so
Grieve to let go
The day.
Lovely thy tarrying, lovely too is night:
Pass thou away.

Pass, thou wild heart,
Wild heart of youth that still
Hast half a will
To stay.
I grow too old a comrade, let us part.
Pass thou away.

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