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NARCISSUS, by            
First Line: The zephyrs brought him incense of the flowers
Last Line: Had blotted out the world.
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical; Narcissus (mythology)


The zephyrs brought him incense of the flowers,
From misty woodlands beautiful and cool,
When, heedless of the waning of the hours,
Narcissus watched the pool.

And twilight came adown the shadowed way,
Vestured in opal vales of glimmering light;
Softly she passed where the lone dreamer lay,
Then sought her lover, Night.

Came woodland nymphs who gathered at his side,
And wreathed his brow with starry buds impearled,
But in his soul, the darkening of the tide
Had blotted out the world.





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