„We hear the wail of the remorseful winds
In their strange penance. And this wretched orb
Knows not the taste of rest; a maniac world,
Homeless and sobbing through the deep she goes.“

—  Alexander Smith, Unrest and Childhood.
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surrenders, pallid, to repose,
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