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Higginson and Bigelow, comps.  American Sonnets.  1891.
 
The Air
By Hjalmar Hjorth Boyeson (1848–1895)
 
INVISIBLE enchanter, sweet and strong,
  That crumblest mountains in thy soft embrace,
  That rock’st the feathered seed through sun-lit space
And lull’st the sea with thy caressing song;
How lightly dost thou dance the waves among,        5
  And wingest them for flight of fitful grace,
  And in the cloud-rack’s path which none can trace
Dispersing cheer the parchéd earth along!
My voice thou bearest over dale and hill
  And spread’st in viewless billows near and far;        10
And with a subtler undulation still
  Thou tremblest with the light of farthest star,
And holdest lightly, hovering on high,
The bright phantasmal bridge from earth to sky.
 
 
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