There is a chamber in the dawn Sought by a bird alone A cloud, a gleam, a veil withdrawn On brighter veils beyond, Glistening with one far ringing tone, One fluttering mote and blond. There is a chamber in the night Sought by a girl alone A secret place white after white With inner veils more dim And farther places whitely strown As though with thoughts that swim.
- by Gordon Bottomley (1874 - 1948), "Sanctuaries", appears in Chambers of Imagery, in Night and Morning Songs, no. 6, first published 1912 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Edgar Leslie Bainton (1880 - 1956), "Sanctuaries", published 1924. [high voice and piano] [text not verified]
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