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George William (“A. E.”) Russell (1867–1935).  Collected Poems by A.E.  1913.
 
137. The Well of All-Healing
 
 
THERE’S a cure for sorrow in the well at Ballylee
  Where the scarlet cressets hang over the trembling pool:
And joyful winds are blowing from the Land of Youth to me,
  And the heart of the earth is full.
 
Many and many a sunbright maiden saw the enchanted land        5
  With star faces glimmer up from the druid wave:
Many and many a pain of love was soothed by a faery hand
  Or lost in the love it gave.
 
When the quiet with a ring of pearl shall wed the earth,
  And the scarlet berries burn dark by the stars in the pool;        10
Oh, it’s lost and deep I’ll be amid the Danaan mirth,
  While the heart of the earth is full.
 

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