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With food for furry friends
She pass'd, her lamp and she, Till eaves and gable-ends Hid all that saffron sheen from me:
Around my rosy tree Once more the silver-starry night was shining,
With depths of heaven, dewy and free, And crystals of a carven moon declining.
Alas ! for him who dwells In frigid air of thought, When warmer light dispels The frozen calm his spirit sought ;
By life too lately taught He sees the ecstatic Human from him stealing;
Reels from the joy experience brought, And dares not clutch what Love was half revealing.
��ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
T WILL make you brooches and toys for your delight
- Of bird-song at morning and star-shine at night.
I will make a palace fit for you and me, Of green days in forests and blue days at sea.
I will make my kitchen, and you shall keep your room, Where white flows the river and bright blows the broom, And you shall wash your linen and keep your body white In rainfall at morning and dewfall at night.