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The Great Empty

The Great Empty at the New York Times

Only these come to mind:
“The terror that whispers in darkness and flames in light,
The doubt that speaks in the silence of earth and sea,
The sense, more fearful at noon than in midmost night,
Of wrath scarce hushed and of imminent till to be,
Where are they? Heaven is as earth, and as heaven to me
Earth: for the shadows that sundered them here take flight;
And naught is all, as am I, but a dream of thee.”
Charles Algernon Swinburne (1837–1909)

Art – John Harris