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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
To Fancy

Richard Watson Dixon (1833–1900)
  I AM 1 here for thee,
  Art thou there for me?
Or, traitress to my watchful heart,
Dost thou from rock and wave depart,
  And from the desolate sea?..        5
  I am here for thee,
  Art thou there for me?
Spirit of brightness, shy and sweet!
My eyes thy glimmering robe would meet
  Above the glimmering sea.        10
  My little skill,
  My passionate will
Are here: where art thou? Spirit, bow
From darkening cloud thy heavenly brow,
  Ere sinks the ebbing sea.        15
Note 1. Dixon. ‘Lyrical Poems’. Daniel. 1887. To Fancy. One stanza omitted. [back]

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