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Fire and Ice
Two creatures face each other, fixed in song,Taken from 'Selected Poems'...
Satyr and nymph, across the darkening brain.
I dream of reason and the first grows strong,
Drunk as a whirlwind on the sweating grain.
I dream of drunkenness and, freed from strain,
The second murmurs like a fingered gong.
I sink beneath the dream: his words grow sane,
Her pupils glow with pleasure all night long.
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