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FROM THE MIDST
OF THE FIRE

By James Thomson

FROM the midst of the fire I fling
   These arrows of fire to you:
If they sing, and burn, and sting,
   You feel how I burn too;
But if they reach you there
   Speed-spent, charred black and cold,
The fire burns out in the air,
   The Passion will not be told.

1863

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