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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
To Schelling
By August, Graf von Platen (1796–1835)
 
From Longfellow’s ‘Poets and Poetry of Europe’: Anonymous translation

IS he not also Beauty’s sceptre bearing,
  Who holds in Truth’s domain the kingly right?
  Thou seest in the Highest both unite,
Like long-lost melodies together pairing.
  Thou wilt not scorn the dainty motley band,        5
With clang of foreign music hither faring,
  A little gift for thee, from Morning Land;
Thou wilt discern the beauty they are wearing.
  Among the flowers, forsooth, of distant valleys,
I hover like the butterfly, that clings        10
  To summer sweets and with a trifle dallies;
But thou dost dip thy holy, honeyed wings,
  Beyond the margin of the world’s flower-chalice,
Deep, deep into the mystery of things.
 
 
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