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June 5, 2010
1:56 AM
Tamerlane (unfinished)

Paul's reply to the second draft (two and a half stanzas long) was "I prefer the first part." True enough.

To Paul

Tamerlane looked west, to the sky,
  watching the dying deep.
He said, "I command thee, heavens—sleep,
  and make the dying mine."