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The quest

(Join the quest by naming to yourself as many of Katharine O'Brien's distinguished collaborators as you can before turning the page upside down. Anyone who honestly claims to have gotten 10 or more right, please send a snapshot.) Like the pale waters in their wintry race, The Unknown we seek gives us no rest at all; O the mind, mind has mountains; cliffs of fall Above the seas, the high precipitate place; Who, doomed to go in company with pain, No trembler in the world's storm-troubled sphere, Climb up as by communings, year on year To ride the whirlwind and the hurricane Far as the solar walk, or milky way, And shake the yoke of inauspicious stars

Smiting for shelter on their clanged bars; When shall we learn, what should be clear as day, Unhappy dreamer, who outwinged in flight The inscrutable volume of the silent night. 1. William Butler Yeats 2. C. Day-Lewis, after Baudelaire 3. Gerard Manley Hopkins 4. Elinor Wylie 5. William Wordsworth 6. Emily Bronte 7. Hart Crane 8. Robert Frost 9. Alexander Pope 10. William Shakespeare 11. Francis Thompson 12. W. H. Auden 13. George Santayana 14. John Peale Bishop, from the Spanish of Enrique Gonzales Martinez.

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