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Poem by George William Russell


WITH Thee a moment! Then what dreams have play!
Traditions of eternal toil arise,
Search for the high, austere and lonely way
The Spirit moves in through eternities.
Ah, in the soul what memories arise!

And with what yearning inexpressible,
Rising from long forgetfulness I turn
To Thee, invisible, unrumoured, still:
White for Thy whiteness all desires burn.
Ah, with what longing once again I turn! 

George William Russell

George William Russell's other poems:
  1. A Woman's Voice
  2. Childhood
  3. The Great Breath
  4. By the Margin of the Great Deep
  5. On a Hillside

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Samuel Coleridge Desire ("Where true Love burns Desire is Love's pure flame")
  • Matthew Arnold Desire ("Thou, who dost dwell alone")
  • Thomas Traherne Desire ("For giving me desire")

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