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Bax, Clifford - The Meaning of Man - Dear and fair as Earth may be

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Clifford Bax – The Meaning of Man

Dear and fair as Earth may be
Not from out her womb are we
Like an elder sister only, like a foster mother she,
For we come of heavenly lineage, of a pure undying race
We who took the poppied potion of our life, and quaffing deep
Move enchanted now forever in the shadow word of sleep
In the vast and lovely vision that is wrought of time and space
 
Overhead the sun and moon
Shining as the gates of birth
Give to each a common boon -
All the joy of earth;
Mountains lit with moving light
Forest, cavern, cloud and river
Ebb and flow of day and night
Around the world forever

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Bax, Clifford

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