Stops of various quills.Illustrated by Howard Pyle (1895)Divine AdventureAt times a youth (so whispered legend tells),Like Hylas, stoops to drinkBy forest-hidden brink,And fair hands draw him down to darkened wells;Fair hands that hold him fastWith laughter at the lastHave power to draw him lightly down to beIn elfin chambers under grey sea.And I, O men of Earth, I too,When dawn was at the dew,With was drawn as Hylas downward and beheldSpirits of youth and eldWas swung down endless caverns to the deep,Saw fervid jewels sparkle in their sleep,Saw glad gnomes working in the dusty light,Saw great rocks crouching in the primal night.I was drawn down, and after many daysReturned with stiller feet to walk the upper ways.
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Stops of various quills.
Illustrated by Howard Pyle (1895)

Divine Adventure
At times a youth (so whispered legend tells),
Like Hylas, stoops to drink
By forest-hidden brink,
And fair hands draw him down to darkened wells;
Fair hands that hold him fast
With laughter at the last
Have power to draw him lightly down to be
In elfin chambers under grey sea.

And I, O men of Earth, I too,
When dawn was at the dew,
With was drawn as Hylas downward and beheld
Spirits of youth and eld

Was swung down endless caverns to the deep,
Saw fervid jewels sparkle in their sleep,
Saw glad gnomes working in the dusty light,
Saw great rocks crouching in the primal night.
I was drawn down, and after many days
Returned with stiller feet to walk the upper ways.

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