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Christopher Brennan
1897 - 1918 Australien


The Shadow of Lilith

Lilith Explicit

This rose, the lips that kiss, and the young breast
they kindle, flush'd throughout its waking snows;
and this, that tremulous on the morning blows,
heart's youth some golden dew of dream hath blest;

auroras, grace and sooth! no tragic west
shed splendid the red anger of your close:
how soon within this wandering barrow grows
the canker'd heap of petals once caress'd!

Old odours of the rose are sickening; night,
hasten above the corpse of old delight,
if in decay the heart cherish some heat,

to breed new spice within the charnel-mould,
that eyes unseal'd with living dew may greet
the morning of the deathless rose of gold.
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