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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Seeking
By Mathilde Blind (1841–1896)
 
IN many a shape and fleeting apparition,
  Sublime in age or with clear morning eyes,
Ever I seek thee, tantalizing Vision,
        Which beckoning flies.
 
Ever I seek Thee, O evasive Presence,        5
  Which on the far horizon’s utmost verge,
Like some wild star in luminous evanescence,
        Shoots o’er the surge.
 
Ever I seek Thy features ever flying,
  Which, ne’er beheld, I never can forget:        10
Lightning which flames through love, and mimics dying
        In souls that set.
 
Ever I seek Thee through all clouds of error;
  As when the moon behind earth’s shadow slips,
She wears a momentary mask of terror        15
        In brief eclipse.
 
Ever I seek Thee, passionately yearning;
  Like altar fire on some forgotten fane,
My life flames up irrevocably burning,
        And burnt in vain.        20
 
 
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