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First Line: Yon cloud, 'tis bright and beautiful - it floats
Last Line: The clear, blue, tranquil, fixed, and glorious sky.
Subject(s): Clouds


YON cloud, 't is bright and beautiful -- it floats
Alone in God's horizon --on its edge
The stars seem hung like pearls -- it looks as pure
As 't were an angel's shroud -- the white cymar
Of Purity just peeping through its folds,
To give a pitying look on this sad world.
Go visit it, and find that all is false;
Its glories are but fog -- and its white form
Is plighted to some thunder-gust.--
The rain, the wind, the lightning have their source
In such bright meetings. Gaze not on the clouds,
However beautiful -- Gaze at the sky --
The clear, blue, tranquil, fixed, and glorious sky.





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