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THE POET, by            
First Line: He is all utterance. His every vein
Last Line: The passionate embodiment of the word.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cheyney, Mrs. Ralph; Glass, Mrs. Ernest
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Sonnet (as Literary Form)


He is all utterance. His every vein
Is swift with blood of faith he must convey.
His nerves are wires of passion, sparks of pain.
His flesh is lit by suns of Other-Day.
His feet may strike concrete or meadow ground,
But he is treading stranger ways than these.
The words he speaks, on every tongue though found,
Become through him dynamic prophecies.

The lightning speech of ancient fool and sage
Speeds in a burning ball around his brain.
Battalions of our human conscience wage
Their combat through his lips -- and not in vain!
Hs is all utterance, forever stirred,
The passionate embodiment of the Word.





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