Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, UNKNOWN QUANTITY, by LEONARD BACON (1887-1954)

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UNKNOWN QUANTITY, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: A man must ponder
Last Line: To me unknown.
Subject(s): Beauty; Orion (constellation); Thought; Time; Thinking

A man must ponder
On Beauty's nature,
Feature, and stature,
What wondrous plunder
She steals from Time;
What is her law,
Dignity, awe,
Reason and rhyme,
That may be Orion
Above a mountain,
Or a tense lion,
Or a strict fountain,
Or a wave overblown.
For I seek only
Beauty lonely,
Lonely, lonely,
To me unknown.

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