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from GERONTION

"In the juvescence of the year 
//Came Christ the tiger."//    
 
"In depraved May, dogwood and chestnut, flowering judas, 
To be eaten, to be divided, to be drunk 
Among whispers; by Mr. Silvero 
With caressing hands, at Limoges 
Who walked all night in the next room;         
By Hakagawa, bowing among the Titians; 
By Madame de Tornquist, in the dark room 
Shifting the candles; Fraulein von Kulp 
Who turned in the hall, one hand on the door. Vacant shuttles 
Weave the wind. I have no ghosts,         
An old man in a draughty house 
Under a windy knob." 
 
//"The tiger springs in the new year. Us he devours."//

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The Absolute!

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