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Oscar Wilde (1854–1900).  Poems.  1881.

13. San Miniato

  SEE, I have climbed the mountain side 
  Up to this holy house of God, 
  Where once that Angel-Painter trod 
Who saw the heavens opened wide, 
  And throned upon the crescent moon         5
  The Virginal white Queen of Grace,— 
  Mary! could I but see thy face 
Death could not come at all too soon. 
  O crowned by God with thorns and pain! 
  Mother of Christ! O mystic wife!  10
  My heart is weary of this life 
And over-sad to sing again. 
  O crowned by God with love and flame! 
  O crowned by Christ the Holy One! 
  O listen ere the searching sun  15
Show to the world my sin and shame. 



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