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George William (“A. E.”) Russell (1867–1935).  Collected Poems by A.E.  1913.
11. Day
IN day from some titanic past it seems
As if a thread divine of memory runs;
Born ere the Mighty One began his dreams,
    Or yet were stars and suns.
But here an iron will has fixed the bars;        5
Forgetfulness falls on earth’s myriad races:
No image of the proud and morning stars
    Looks at us from their faces.
Yet yearning still to reach to those dim heights,
Each dream remembered is a burning-glass,        10
Where through to darkness from the Light of Lights
    Its rays in splendour pass.


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