Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, AMOR TRIUMPHANS: 14. THE DESTROYING ANGEL, by ARTHUR WILLIAM SYMONS



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AMOR TRIUMPHANS: 14. THE DESTROYING ANGEL, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: She wanders through the city like a troubled ghost
Last Line: A hungering heart, a silent proud appealing soul.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


She wanders through the city like a troubled ghost,
And where she passes her eyes light the lingering fire
Of a consuming, void, inexorable desire;
She passes, the Destroying Angel of Love's host.
Her heart is as a little loving woman's heart,
Her hands are full of pity, and of love her eyes;
Yet at her look there withers, at her touch there dies,
The lily of peace, love's flower that life has set apart.
Alluring, pale, she passes; and to her control
The kingdoms of men's strength are given; and none can trace
In the Destroying Angel's pale alluring face
A hungering heart, a silent proud appealing soul.





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