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Safe in their Alabaster Chambers by

Safe in their Alabaster Chambers –
Untouched by Morning – 
and untouched by noon –
Sleep the meek members of the Resurrection, 
Rafter of Satin and Roof of Stone – 

Grand go the Years, 
In the Crescent above them –
Worlds scoop their Arcs – 
and Firmaments – row –
Diadems – drop –
And Doges surrender –
Soundless as Dots, 
On a Disk of Snow.

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