Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, VOLITION, by THOMAS WADE



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First Line: God will'd creation, but creation was not
Last Line: But music and fine grace, graven on the soul, like laws.


GOD will'd creation: but creation was not
The cause of that Almighty Will of God,
But that great God's desire of emanation:
Beauty of human love the object is;
But love's sweet cause lives in the soul's desire
For intellectual, sensual sympathies:
Seeing a plain-plumed bird, in whose deep throat
We know the richest power of music dwells,
We long to hear its linked melodies:
Scenting a far-off flower's most sweet perfume,
That gives its balm of life to every wind,
We crave to mark the beauty of its bloom:
But bird nor flower is that volition's cause:
But music and fine grace, graven on the soul, like laws.





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