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CHILDWIST, by                    
First Line: Rapt dreamer, what revealments dost thou see?
Last Line: Still silent cherish till the daylight dies!
Subject(s): Dreams; Wisdom; Youth; Nightmares


RAPT dreamer, what revealments dost thou see?
We that are blinded with the vagrant dust
Of our long way, and stifled by each gust
That stills the spirit when it moves too free—
So tired we are we turn ourselves to thee
Whose eyes are wide with wonder, and whose trust
Feels Something, Somewhere, that is kind and just,
Ancient and vast in its Eternity.

Ah, vain! Youth's vision only youth may learn;
Thou, too, dear maiden, must arise and seem
A destined path to tread, the while thine eyes
Gaze troubled, and the hardlier discern
The glory dimmed and gone;—O then thy dream
Still silent cherish till the daylight dies!





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