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First Line: Secret and soft as a summer cloud that blooms
Last Line: To win my heart a glory without end.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund


SECRET and soft as a summer cloud that blooms
From hid Hesperides into our skies,
And smiling comes abroad, but no man's eyes
Will watch it till it troops with common glooms,
A fancy, look, floats lustrous into view,
With Eden's god-life on its radiant brow;
Its proud advance proclaims, "The world is new";
The mind half sees; looks thence, again looks -- Now?

But by these deaths, these profanations schooled --
For Beauty is no jealous god, but still
Regards us as less wicked than befooled --
One May-day when the young myth tops the hill
There pure and patient shall my gaze ascend
To win my heart a glory without end.





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