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"[The feverish heaven]" first appeared in Poem Outlines (Scribner's Sons, 1908).

[The feverish heaven]

The feverish heaven with a stitch in the side,
     Of lightning.

This poem is in the public domain.

This poem is in the public domain.

Sidney Lanier

Sidney Lanier

Sidney Lanier was born in Macon, Georgia, in 1842.

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My Desire is round,
It is a great globe.
If my desire were no bigger than this world
It were no bigger than a pin’s head.
But this world is to the world I want
As a cinder to Sirius.
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Out of the hills of Habersham,
Down the valleys of Hall,
I hurry amain to reach the plain,
Run the rapid and leap the fall,
Split at the rock and together again,
Accept my bed, or narrow or wide,
And flee from folly on every side
With a lover's pain to attain the plain
Far from the hills of Habersham,
Far from
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Glooms of the live-oaks, beautiful-braided and woven 
With intricate shades of the vines that myriad-cloven 
  Clamber the forks of the multiform boughs,-- 
                        Emerald twilights,-- 
                        Virginal shy lights, 
Wrought of the leaves to allure to the whisper of vows, 
When