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“What Age?”

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“What Age?”

What age will grant sanctuary for untoward tailings in the dust,
The ague of decadence and contemplation; more
Or less beside the need of solemnities, the shore
A satisfaction over mere achievement. What must
Be evokes no small modicum of stress here beside the ocean’s egress,
Harbours of contraband uninhabited but for the wayward, wayfarers
Of reticence and perhaps the odd refusal. The late HMS Mayflower
Of course had greater thoughts than simple foundling nations, excess,
In turn on the mother continent, northern raiders―the Rus redux―landed,
And the race was on. But surely goodness knows
The fate of retrogression. Certain the last leopard in the snow
Finds his promontory, and where he rests there must be prey. Banded
Antelopes ascede, not the great cats, and yet before the cock crows thrice
The tribe denies the Holy Ghost while yet another names his price.