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Let Me Enjoy

Thomas Hardy

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Let me enjoy the earth no less 
Because the all-enacting Might 
That fashioned forth its loveliness 
Had other aims than my delight. 


About my path there flits a Fair, 
Who throws me not a word or sign; 
I'll charm me with her ignoring air, 
And laud the lips not meant for mine. 


From manuscripts of moving song 
Inspired by scenes and dreams unknown 
I'll pour out raptures that belong 
To others, as they were my own. 


And some day hence, towards Paradise 
And all its blest -- if such should be -- 
I will lift glad, afar-off eyes 
Though it contain no place for me. 

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