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Lowell, James Russell - Now I can see thee clearly The dusky cloud of clay

Identifier

001480

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

The Poems of James Russell Lowell

Now I can see thee clearly
The dusky cloud of clay
That hid thy starry spirit
Is rent and blown away
To earth I give thy body
Thy spirit to the sky
I saw its bright wings growing
And I knew that thou must fly
 
Now I can love thee truly
For nothing comes between
The senses and the spirit
The seen and the unseen
Lifts the eternal shadow
The silence bursts apart
And the soul’s boundless future
Is present in my heart

The source of the experience

Lowell, James Russell

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Clay
Shadow
Wings

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Grief

Suppressions

LOVE

Commonsteps

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