Excerpt from An Ode to Girlhood: And Other Poems
How can I write of you, whom to express
Is to remove from you chief perfectness?
Ye shrines of the unspoken and unborn,
Round whom the morn
Plays with bewildering glory till the mind
Deterred is in what it sought to find,
And ye can wander free
For worship and for mystery.
For what we know is conquered and beneath.
'Tis the Unknown that leads us, and for this
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