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          O to dream, O to awake and wander
          There, and with delight to take and render,
          Through the trance of silence,
          Quiet breath;
          Lo! for there, among the flowers and grasses,
          Only the mightier movement sounds and passes;
          Only winds and rivers,
          Life and death.

           Robert Louis Stevenson

Life, like a dome of many-coloured glass,
Stains the white radiance of eternity.


HAD I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

 William Butler Yeats

Verde que te quiero verde. Verde viento. Verde ramas.
Green I love you green. Green Wind. Green branches.

Federico Garcia Lorca

As I sat there beneath a gnarled thorn, weary and warm with my climb, 
I looked into the heart of a bluebell forest growing under a circle of gleaming silver birches, and suddenly I heard fairy music-- at least it was not mortal--
and many sounds were mingled in it: the sighing of birches, the carol of a lark,
the leap and laugh of a silvery runnel tumbling down the hillside,
the soft whir of butterflies' wings, and a sweet little over or under tone,
from the over or under world,
that I took to be the opening of a million hyacinth buds in the sunshine.

Kate Douglas Wiggin

BELOVED, gaze in thine own heart,
The holy tree is growing there;
From joy the holy branches start,
And all the trembling flowers they bear.
The changing colours of its fruit
Have dowered the stars with metry light;
The surety of its hidden root
Has planted quiet in the night;
The shaking of its leafy head
Has given the waves their melody,
And made my lips and music wed,
Murmuring a wizard song for thee.
There the Joves a circle go,
The flaming circle of our days,
Gyring, spiring to and fro

William Butler Yeats

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That orbed maiden with white fire laden,
Whom mortals call the moon.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Love is both Creator's and Saviour's gospel to mankind;
a volume bound in rose-leaves,
clasped with violets,
and by the beaks of humming-birds printed with peach-juice
on the leaves of lilies.

Herman Melville

Nothing that is can pause or stay;
The moon will wax, the moon will wane,
The mist and cloud will turn to rain,
The rain to mist and cloud again,
Tomorrow be today.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

OVER all the dream-built margin, flushed with grey and hoary light,
Glint the bubble planets tossing in the dead black sea of night.

Dora Sigerson

Sing again, with your dear voice revealing
A tone
Of some world far from ours,
Where music and moonlight and feeling
Are one.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Far clouds of feathery gold, Shaded with deepest purple, 
gleam Like islands on a dark blue sea.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

And nearer to the river's trembling edge
There grew broad flag-flowers, purple prank'd with white,
And starry river-buds among the sedge,
And floating water-lilies, broad and bright,
Which lit the oak that overhung the hedge
With moonlight beams of their own watery light;
And bulrushes, and reeds of such deep green
As soothed the dazzled eye with sober sheen.

George William Russell

The light whose name is splendour, and the number of ruling lights
That scatter rays of fire high above the deep

a great Tuatha Poem

As a child with hands uplifted peering through the cloudless miles
Bent the Mighty Mother o'er me shining all with eyes and smiles:
"Come up hither, child, my darling": waving to the habitations,
Thrones, and starry kings around her, dark embattled planet nations.

Dora Sigerson

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