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Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern British Poetry.  1920.
 
Arthur Symons. 1865–
 
42. In the Wood of Finvara
 
I HAVE grown tired of sorrow and human tears; 
Life is a dream in the night, a fear among fears, 
A naked runner lost in a storm of spears. 
I have grown tired of rapture and love's desire; 
Love is a flaming heart, and its flames aspire         5
Till they cloud the soul in the smoke of a windy fire. 
  
I would wash the dust of the world in a soft green flood; 
Here between sea and sea, in the fairy wood, 
I have found a delicate, wave-green solitude. 
  
Here, in the fairy wood, between sea and sea,  10
I have heard the song of a fairy bird in a tree, 
And the peace that is not in the world has flown to me. 
 
 
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