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This World is not Conclusion.
A Species stands beyond – 
Invisible, as Music –
But positive, as Sound –
It beckons, and it baffles – 
Philosophy, dont know – 
And through a Riddle, at the last – 
Sagacity, must go –
To guess it, puzzles scholars –
To gain it, Men have borne
Contempt of Generations
And Crucifixion, shown –
Faith slips – and laughs, and rallies – 
Blushes, if any see – 
Plucks at a twig of Evidence – 
And asks a Vane, the way – 
Much Gesture, from the Pulpit –
Strong Hallelujahs roll – 
Narcotics cannot still the Tooth
That nibbles at the soul –

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