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|As Winds That Blow Against a Star|
Now by what whim of wanton chance|
Do radiant eyes know sombre days?
And feet that shod in light should dance
Walk weary and laborious ways?
But rays from Heaven, white and whole,|
May penetrate the gloom of earth;
And tears but nourish, in your soul,
The glory of celestial mirth.
The darts of toil and sorrow, sent|
Against your peaceful beauty, are
As foolish and as impotent
As winds that blow against a star.
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