To a fallen Idol by Roland Aubrey Leighton

O you who sought to rend the stars from Heaven
But rent instead your too-ambitious heart,
Know that with those to whom Love’s joy is given
You have not, nor can ever have, a part.

A nation’s loyalty might have been your glory,
And men have blessed your name from shore to shore,
But you have set the seal upon your story,
And must go hence, alone for evermore.

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