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Fire and Sleet and Candlelight

Written by: Elinor Wylie | Biography
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 For this you've striven 
Daring, to fail: 
Your sky is riven 
Like a tearing veil.
For this, you've wasted Wings of your youth; Divined, and tasted Bitter springs of truth.
From sand unslakèd Twisted strong cords, And wandering naked Among trysted swords.
There's a word unspoken, A knot untied.
Whatever is broken The earth may hide.
The road was jagged Over sharp stones: Your body's too ragged To cover your bones.
The wind scatters Tears upon dust; Your soul's in tatters Where the spears thrust.



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