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Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern British Poetry.  1920.
William H. Davies. 1870–
69. The Moon
THY beauty haunts me heart and soul, 
  Oh, thou fair Moon, so close and bright; 
Thy beauty makes me like the child 
  That cries aloud to own thy light: 
The little child that lifts each arm         5
To press thee to her bosom warm. 
Though there are birds that sing this night 
  With thy white beams across their throats, 
Let my deep silence speak for me 
  More than for them their sweetest notes:  10
Who worships thee till music fails, 
Is greater than thy nightingales. 

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