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[315] For this still hour, this sense of mystery far
     Beyond the evening star,
No words outworn suffice on lip or scroll:
     The soul would fain with soul

Wait, while these few swift-passing days fulfil
     The wise-disposing Will,
And, in the evening as at morning, trust
     The All-Merciful and Just.

The solemn joy that soul-communion feels
     Immortal life reveals;
And human love, its prophecy and sign,
     Interprets love divine.

Come then, in thought, if that alone may be,
     O friend! and bring with thee
Thy calm assurance of transcendent Spheres
     And the Eternal Years!

August 31, 1890.

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