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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
A Song of the Future
By Sidney Lanier (1842–1881)
 
              SAIL fast, sail fast,
      Ark of my hopes, Ark of my dreams;
      Sweep lordly o’er the drownèd Past,
  Fly glittering through the sun’s strange beams;
              Sail fast, sail fast.        5
  Breaths of new buds from off some drying lea
  With news about the Future scent the sea;
  My brain is beating like the heart of Haste;
  I’ll loose me a bird upon this Present waste:
              Go, trembling song,        10
      And stay not long; oh, stay not long:
      Thou’rt only a gray and sober dove,
But thine eye is faith and thy wing is love.
 
 
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