Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SONNET: 5, 11, by FREDERICK GODDARD TUCKERMAN



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First Line: Another: opposite as sky and lands
Last Line: Nearing each other, slow and of one kind.


Another: opposite as sky and lands--
As distant too, thy beauty gleams on me.
Bend downward from thy heaven of chastity
And I will reach with earthy flickering hands.
For I am grim and stained, thou white and shrined.
'Tis better so. No common love our doom,
Half-nursed, half-forced, in common cold and gloom--
But quick, convulsively, our souls shall strike
And, in the dance of life, tumultuous wind
Like fresh and salt indeed. O thus may we
Join instantly, like to the cloud and sea
In whirling pillar!--nor meet in darkness like
Stalactite and stalagmite, ignorantly
Nearing each other, slow and of one kind.





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