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The Revival

1Unfold! unfold! Take in His light,
2Who makes thy cares more short than night.
3The joys which with His day-star rise,
4He deals to all but drowsy eyes;
5And (what the men of this world miss)
6Some drops and dews of future bliss.
7Hark! how his winds have chang'd their note,
8And with warm whispers call thee out.
9The frosts are past, the storms are gone,
10And backward life at last comes on.
11The lofty groves in express joys
12Reply unto the turtle's voice;
13And here in dust and dirt, O here
14The lilies of His love appear!
 What thou lovest well remains,
                  the rest is dross
What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee
What thou lov'st well is thy true heritage
Whose world, or mine or theirs
                or is it of none?
First came the seen, then thus the palpable
    Elysium, though it were in the halls of hell,
What thou lovest well is thy true heritage
What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee
Ezra Pound Pisan Cantos, LXXXI