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Tennyson, Alfred Lord - The Ancient Sage - More than once when I sat all alone

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004601

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

Alfred Lord Tennyson – from The Ancient Sage

 …......... more than once when I
Sat all alone, revolving in myself
The word that is the symbol of myself
The mortal limit of the Self was loosed
And passed into the Nameless, as a cloud
Melts into Heaven.  I touch'd my limbs, the limbs
Were strange not mine – and yet no shade of doubt
But utter clearness, and thro' loss of Self
The gain of such large life as match'd with ours
Were Sun to spark – unshadowable in words,
Themselves but  shadows of a shadow world

The source of the experience

Tennyson, Alfred Lord

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Shadow

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Grief

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LOVE

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