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Synesthesia, Mourning, D. G. Rossetti, The Blessed Damozel  (Atlanta, 2016) (Damozel, 2000)

"And laid her face between her hands,
  And wept.  (I heard her tears.)"

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and Less me:  And flight.  She Was this as laid strong forever
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With angels in strong level flight.
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