Lines on "The Muse Finding the Head of Orpheus"

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A little time, a little space away
Noise and tumultuous color and the world at play!


Here 'neath the drooping branch, the low-bent marble Muse;
On either hand the master-builder's columns tall;
The little lake caressed by cloud and sky;
The quiet of the dying daylight over all!


Man praises man's accomplishment with brazen throat;
Beauty alone can charm with one low note.

John E. D. Trask


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