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William Morris

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William Morris, born March 24, 1834, was an English writer who authored many books of poetry and prose, including The Earthly Paradise (F. S. Ellis, 1868–1870), The Life and Death of Jason: A Poem (Bell and Daldy, 1867), and The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems (Bell and Daldy, 1858). He died in London on October 3, 1896.

by this poet

Love is enough: though the World be a-waning,
And the woods have no voice but the voice of complaining,
   Though the sky be too dark for dim eyes to discover
The gold-cups and daisies fair blooming thereunder,
Though the hills be held shadows, and the sea a dark wonder
   And this day draw a veil over all deeds
Of Heaven or Hell I have no power to sing,  
I cannot ease the burden of your fears,  
Or make quick-coming death a little thing,  
Or bring again the pleasure of past years,  
Nor for my words shall ye forget your tears, 
Or hope again for aught that I can say,  
The idle singer of an empty day.  
But rather