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William Wilfred Campbell, comp.  The Oxford Book of Canadian Verse.  1913.
Standing on Tiptoe
By George Frederick Cameron (1854–1885)
STANDING on tiptoe ever since my youth,
  Striving to grasp the future just above,
I hold at length the only future—Truth,
  And Truth is love.
I feel as one who being awhile confined        5
  Sees drop to dust about him all his bars;—
The clay grows less, and, leaving it, the mind
  Dwells with the stars.

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