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George William (“A. E.”) Russell (1867–1935).  Collected Poems by A.E.  1913.
 
64. Warning
 
 
PURE at heart we wander now:
Comrade on the quest divine,
Turn not from the stars your brow
That your eyes may rest on mine.
 
Pure at heart we wander now:        5
We have hopes beyond to-day;
And our quest does not allow
Rest or dreams along the way.
 
We are, in our distant hope,
One with all the great and wise:        10
Comrade, do not turn or grope
For some lesser light that dies.
 
We must rise or we must fall:
Love can know no middle way:
If the great life do not call,        15
Then is sadness and decay.
 

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