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THE HEBRIDEAN DANCE

from An Apogee


the Hebridean dance.
the Hebridean dance!
the hailing of the ladies
the circuituous prance.

a vision of the sea!
a vision of the sea.
supposing disenchantment
is more than irony.

the rhythm of the dance.
the rhythm of the dance!
the singular affection
a choleric romance.

a canticle for thee!
a canticle for thee.
cast over altar blossoms
cast over for to see.






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