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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. V. Browning to Rupert Brooke
 
Beauty and Beauty
By Rupert Brooke (1887–1915)
 
WHEN Beauty and Beauty meet
  All naked, fair to fair,
The earth is crying—sweet,
  And scattering—bright the air,
Eddying, dizzying, closing round,        5
  With soft and drunken laughter;
Veiling all that may befall
  After—after—
 
Where Beauty and Beauty met
  Earth’s still a-tremble there,        10
And winds are scented yet,
  And memory soft the air,
Bosoming, folding glints of light,
  And shreds of shadowy laughter;
Not the tears that fill the years        15
  After—after—
 
 
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