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First Line: Art has her altars and her avatars
Last Line: A poe sleeps, folded in that perfect dream.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Beauty; Dreams; Earth; Poetry & Poets; Sappho (610-580 B.c.); Soul; Nightmares; World


ART has her altars and her avatars,
Makers of Beauty worship at her shrine;
Earth may not daunt a soul that scans the stars
And wets the lips with more than mortal wine.

Imagination's frankincense and myrrh
Bedew the dust and sweeten common day;
The poet walks in meadows lovelier
Than ours, and visions light his wandering way.

Once having known the ecstasy of these,
Once having glimpsed that high supernal gleam,
A Sappho sings across the centuries,
A Poe sleeps, folded in that perfect dream.





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