Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE VEIL OF ISIS, by VICTOR GUSTAVE PLARR

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First Line: To lift her veil, whose broideries
Last Line: To lift her veil?
Subject(s): Chastity; Death; Flirtation; Innocence; Dead, The

To lift her veil, whose broideries
Are hornéd moons and lotuses,
None dare, though priest and thurifer
Charm her with frankincense and myrrh,
And long-drawn mystic harmonies.
Of all mankind's divinities
None secreter than this of his!
Behold, 'tis but to anger her
To lift her veil.

Natheless, in each man's time there is
A lifting of her veil: each dies.
To die, when all the hate and stir
Are o'er, to be a slumberer,
To dream perchance,—Oh, is not this
To lift her veil?

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