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    Let me have wisdom, Beauty, wisdom and passion,
    Bread to the soul, rain when the summers parch.
    Give me but these, and though the darkness close
    Even the night will blossom as the rose.
    —John Masefield (1878–1967)

    But gathering as we stray, a sense
    Of Life, so lovely and intense,
    It lingers when we wander hence,

    That those who follow feel behind
    Their backs, when all before is blind,
    Our joy, a rampart to the mind.
    —John Masefield (1878–1967)

    Since moons decay and suns decline,
    How else should end this life of mine?
    —John Masefield (1878–1967)