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Demos I Post by :enq264 Category :Poems Author :Edwin Arlington Robinson Date :March 2011 Read :3544

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Demos I

All you that are enamored of my name
And least intent on what most I require,
Beware; for my design and your desire,
Deplorably, are not as yet the same.
Beware, I say, the failure and the shame
Of losing that for which you now aspire
So blindly, and of hazarding entire
The gift that I was bringing when I came.

Give as I will, I cannot give you sight
Whereby to see that with you there are some
To lead you, and be led. But they are dumb
Before the wrangling and the shrill delight
Of your deliverance that has not come,
And shall not, if I fail you -- as I might.

(The end)
Edwin Arlington Robinson's poem: Demos I

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