O sweet spontaneous
Language: English 
O sweet spontaneous
earth how often have
the
doting

            fingers of
purient philosophers pinched
and
poked

thee
,has the naughty thumb
of science prodded
thy

       beauty .how
often have religions taken
thee upon their scraggy knees
squeezing and

buffeting thee that thou mightest conceive
gods
         (but
true

to the incomparable
couch of death thy
rhythmic
lover

        thou answerest


them only with


                        spring)

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First published as no. II in Five Songs in The Dial, Volume 68 no. 5, May 1920

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This text was added to the website: 2008-02-12
Line count: 27
Word count: 62