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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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