You who desired so much in vain to ask
Yet fed you hunger like an endless task,
Dared dignify the labor, bless the quest
Achieved that stillness ultimately best,
Being, of all, least sought for: Emily, hear!
O sweet, dead Silencer, most suddenly clear
When singing that Eternity possessed
And plundered momently in every breast;
Truly no flower yet withers in your hand.
The harvest you descried and understand
Needs more than wit to gather, love to bind.
Some reconcilement of remotest mind
Leaves Ormus rubyless, and Ophir chill.
Else tears heap all within one clay-cold hill.