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One sees her first afar between dream and awaking
Courtyards of white and white arches prepare the gaze
Frames enclosing a real which teases illusion.
Dove of silence, we circle around your stillness
Flinging our seeing’s net to capture and ravish
But you gleam like a moonrise laughing undistanced within us.
Whiteness so sheer it stuns and shames and humbles
Shimmer and flicker and blur of fiery wings
Swifter than sight and moveless, here and elsewhere.
Jewelled simplicity, unadorned loveliness
Mother and sister and beloved, father and presence
Love, death, immortality; Matter and Spirit.