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Nicholson & Lee, eds.  The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. 1917.
  
299. One and All
By Jane Barlow  (b. 1857)
  
O’ER boundless fields of night, lo, near and far
  Light, dewdrop’s blink, and Light, Aeonian star.
Wan wraiths that flickering roam by marish ways;
Fierce surge of levin-bright foam where oceans blaze—
Fly’s spark and flame gulfs dire, your fount is one,        5
Deep in the worlds’ arch-fire of all suns’ Sun.
 
A burning seed of strife Fate strews, and so
Life, men’s grudged dole, and Life, gods’ feast aglow.
Clod’s captive, senses’ thrall, oft grieved, soon slain;
Immortal, glad o’er all to range and reign—       10
Frail breath, and spirit eterne, beyond thought’s seeing
Ye touch for one sole bourne all being’s Being.

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