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First Line: A dim, drowned world, where, dull and cold
Last Line: Keep this house ever bright and blest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Burroughs, Ellen
Subject(s): Universities & Colleges - Faculty; Wellesley College


ADIM, drowned world, where, dull and cold,
Earth men and women groped of old;
A live coal brought in fennel reed
From the forbidden heaven of Zeus;
And swift on every hearthstone lit
Sky-flame for homely human use;
Sky-joy for drooping spirit's need,
Solace for those who lonely sit,
Loud mirth for folk who feast and sing,
Welcome for tired folk wandering.

Gift of the Titan's heavenly quest,
Keep this house ever bright and blest.





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