|Seventy still serenades the stars,
Esthetically ecstatic, though restrained.
Vanguard of a dream yet unfulfilled,
Effulgence of a fury yet unstilled,
Numinous with longings yet unnamed,
The minstrel sings of wandering avatars,
Yeomen of a righteousness unstained.
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