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George William (“A. E.”) Russell (1867–1935).  Collected Poems by A.E.  1913.
 
85. The Veils of Maya
 
 
MOTHER, with whom our lives should be,
Not hatred keeps our lives apart:
Charmed by some lesser glow in thee,
Our hearts beat not within thy heart.
 
Beauty, the face, the touch, the eyes,        5
Prophets of thee, allure our sight
From that unfathomed deep where lies
Thine ancient loveliness and light.
 
Self-found at last, the joy that springs
Being thyself, shall once again        10
Start thee upon the whirling rings
And through the pilgrimage of pain.
 

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