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A Feast of Lanterns, by L. Cranmer-Byng, [1916], at


In the Pavilion of Green Purity
The green of the circling lawns is mirrored anew,
Across the crystal frontiers 2 that divide
Are smiling flowers and raindrops glancing through.
And lo, the strange blue void wells clear of the clouds
Like a sky beyond a sky, with a blue beyond the blue.


94:1 The great Cold Palaces of the Moon that drift here and there in the moon-mists, once visited in a dream by the Emperor Ming-huang.

94:2 The window-panes.

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