Earth! my Likeness!


  EARTH! my likeness!
  Though you look so impassive, ample and spheric there,
  I now suspect that is not all;
  I now suspect there is something fierce in you, eligible to burst
  forth;
  For an athlete is enamour'd of me--and I of him;
  But toward him there is something fierce and terrible in me, eligible
  to burst forth,
  I dare not tell it in words--not even in these songs.

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