PAN TO ARTEMIS Uncharmable charmer Of Bacchus and Mars, In the sounding, rebounding Abyss

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PAN TO ARTEMIS Uncharmable charmer Of Bacchus and Mars, In the sounding, rebounding Abyss of the stars! O virgin in armour, Thine arrows unsling In the brilliant resilient First rays of the spring! By the force of the fashion Of love, when I broke Through the shroud, through the cloud, Through the storm, through the smoke, To the mountain of passion Volcanic that woke-- By the rage of the mage I invoke, I invoke! By the midnight of madness, The lone-lying sea, The swoon of the moon, Your swoon into me; The sentinel sadness Of cliff-clinging pine, That night of delight You were mine, you were mine! You were mine, O my saint, My maiden, my mate, By the might of the right Of the night of our fate. Though I fall, though I faint, Though I char, though I choke, By the hour of our power I invoke, I invoke! By the mystical union Of fairy and faun, Unspoken, unbroken-- The dusk to the dawn!-- A secret communion, Unmeasured, unsung, The listless, resistless, Tumultuous tongue!-- O virgin in armour Thine arrows unsling, In the brilliant resilient First rays of the spring! No Godhead could charm her, But manhood awoke-- O fiery Valkyrie, I invoke, I invoke!

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