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A New World

Written by: George William Russell | Biography
 | Quotes (22) |
 I WHO had sought afar from earth
 The faery land to meet,
Now find content within its girth
 And wonder nigh my feet.

To-day a nearer love I choose
 And seek no distant sphere;
For aureoled by faery dews
 The dear brown breasts appear.

With rainbow radiance come and go
 The airy breaths of day;
And eve is all a pearly glow
 With moonlit winds a-play.

The lips of twilight burn my brow,
 The arms of night caress:
Glimmer her white eyes drooping now
 With grave old tenderness.

I close mine eyes from dream to be
 The diamond-rayed again,
As in the ancient hours ere we
 Forgot ourselves to men.

And all I thought of heaven before
 I find in earth below:
A sunlight in the hidden core
 To dim the noonday glow.

And with the earth my heart is glad,
 I move as one of old;
With mists of silver I am clad
 And bright with burning gold.