from Tongues

Why, what is this. Thy wits and with Thee rich, take what Thou wilt away. Thy windy ways the wildest, and beset and bid me rise, and let me walk awhile with thee while the warm wind came and played with their hair as the warm wind came and played with their hair, in war and plague; but with them was the young the winds are out with the waves at play, one as the waves are at one with the sea!


Its waves are the waves of the sea, As the waves of the sea — and the waves of the sea of the waves. Of the wave. Of the week. Of the wheat of the wind, — drink of the wine: drink well of the wine; of the hazel will entwine, as the hull of the vessel fell in twain!


May stay the wings of the Loves that hover, the loves that love, the wills that will the same. The Love that leads the willing spheres of the little loves that fly of the little hands that play of little lives that pass is the leaves falling fast: as falling of the leaf; falling of the leaf, — come with the falling of the leaf upon it with the falling of the flesh, as the chaff in the stroke of the flail; that filled the chorus of the fray - a fig for the wrath of the sea!


He sang the song of the thief of the world, all the wealth of the world to the feet of The Spring. Into the war of the world and the strife of the throng; or if aught of the work of the wrong of the world be thine.


The whirl of the pool, and the break of the wave. With the hope of the brave and the wise. Wise with the wisdom of the heart, wise with the wisdom of the pure in heart. The wisdom of the pure, of the wisdom of the hero; the wisdom of the hills. Of the wisdom of the West. Of the freedom of the West!


Above the bosom of the wave, above the dome, above the sea, above the lake, above the trees: doubles the guilt of the crime; and the gulls above them cry, Out of the rings and the bubbles, and the rub-a-dub-a-dum rub-a-dub, rub-a-dee!