Beauty be not caused, ‑ it is
Beauty [be]1 not caused, - it is;
Chase it and it ceases,
Chase it not and it abides,
Overtake the creases
in the meadow
when the wind
runs its long fingers through it?
Deity will see to it
that you never do it.
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1 Dougherty: "is"
Submitted by Barbara Miller
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