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Poem by Henry Van Dyke

The Empty Quatrain

A flawless cup: how delicate and fine
The flowing curve of every jewelled line!
Look, turn it up or down, Тt is perfect still,--
But holds no drop of lifeТs heart-warming wine.

Henry Van Dyke

Henry Van Dyke's other poems:
  1. The Gentle Traveller
  2. Hesper
  3. Patria
  4. Storm-Music
  5. Christ of Everywhere

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