Divinely Superfluous Beauty

The storm-dances of gulls, the barking game
    of seals,
Over and under the ocean …
Divinely superfluous beauty
Rules the games, presides over destinies,
    makes trees grow
And hills tower, waves fall.
The incredible beauty of joy
Stars with fire the joining of lips, O let our
    loves too
Be joined, there is not a maiden
Burns and thirsts for love
More than my blood for you, by the shore of seals
    while the wings
Weave like a web in the air
Divinely superfluous beauty.

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