Queer Embrace

Oh, wonder of wonders! I fell in love—
In love with Self forever mine!—
Resplendent, glorious, charming Love
That knows no equal, rival, kind,
I threw my arms around my Love,
Lo! all the world in clasp I find.
I press my darling close and close
To tin- heart and soul and life and mind:
O what a fire! Fire! Fire!
Ah! Burnt the body and forms that bind
Oh! What a cooling shower, shower!
Pear swept away by nectar, power.

The highest virtue has no name,
The greatest pureness seems but shame,
True wisdom seems the least secure,
Inherent goodness seems most strange,
What most endures is changeless change,
The loudest voice was never heard,
The biggest thing no form doth take.

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