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Digby Mackworth Dolben: After reading Aeschylus

 

After reading Aeschylus

I will not sing my little puny songs.
It is more blessed for the rippling pool
To be absorbed in the great ocean-wave
Than even to kiss the sea-weeds on its breast.
Therefore in passiveness I will lie still,
And let the multitudinous music of the Greek
Pass into me, till I am musical.

Digby Mackworth Dolben
(1848 – 1867)
After reading Aeschylus

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