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None shook me out of sleep, nor hushed my song,
Nor called me in from the sunlight all day long.

I know not when the wonder came to me
Of what my father's business might be,
And whither fared and on what errands bent
The tall and gracious messengers he sent.
Yet one day with no song from dawn till night
Wondering, I sat, and watched them out of sight.
And the next day I called; and on the third
Asked them if I might go,-but no one heard.
Then, sick with longing, I arose at last
And went unto my father,-in that vast
Chamber wherein he for so many years
Has sat, surrounded by his charts and spheres

"Father," I said, "Father, I cannot play