Euclid alone looked on beauty bare

  • Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare.

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    Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare.

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    Let all who prate of Beauty hold their peace,

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  • And lay them prone upon the earth and cease

  • To ponder on themselves, the while they stare

  • At nothing, intricately drawn nowhere

  • In shapes of shifting lineage; let geese

  • Gabble and hiss, but heroes seek release

  • From dusty bondage into luminous air.

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    O blinding hour, O holy, terrible day,

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  • When first the shaft into his vision shone

  • Of light anatomized! Euclid alone

  • Has looked on Beauty bare. Fortunate they

  • Who, though once only and then but far away,

  • Have heard her massive sandal set on stone.


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