Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SONNET (1), by CHARLES TENNYSON TURNER



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First Line: Vexation waits on passion's changeful glow
Last Line: And go in glory to a sage's tomb!


Vexation waits on passion's changeful glow,
But th' intellect may rove a thousand ways
And yet be calm while fluctuating so;
The dew-drop shakes not to its shifting rays
And transits of soft light - be bold to choose
This never satiate freedom of delight
Before the fiery bowl and red carouse,
And task for joy thy soul's majestic might:
So for the sensual will be rarer need,
So will thy mind a giant force assume,
Strong as the center of the deep Maelstroom
When flung into the calm of sightless speed:
So wilt thou scorn on lowlier aims to feed,
And go in glory to a sage's tomb!





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