by Gordon Bottomley (1874 - 1948)

Sanctuaries
Language: English 
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A cloud, a gleam, a veil withdrawn 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.

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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:04
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