Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, AMORIS VICTIMA: 8, by ARTHUR WILLIAM SYMONS



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AMORIS VICTIMA: 8, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: In those mysterious jewels of your eyes
Last Line: To read the wizard beryl of your eyes?


In those mysterious jewels of your eyes,
Wrought with vain truths, and wrought with vainer lies,
When passion made me wizard, I have read,
And turned away, blind with exceeding dread.
I never knew you; you could give your whole
Heart's life, but not the silence of your soul;
I never knew you when you loved me most,
And now that you are that unquiet ghost,
Part of the very element of fire,
A breath, a flame, a shadow of desire,
I know that I shall never ravel out
The vision from the shadowy veils of doubt;
For is it not the pure alone are wise
To read the wizard beryl of your eyes?





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