This poem is the heading to Chapter VIII of “The Naulahka” , and is one of the four headings in this book described as from ‘The Libretto of Naulahka (Chorus)’. It is collected in in Songs from Books and later collections as a Chapter Heading.
Notes on the Text
[line 3] Azrael is the Angel of Death in Muslim mythology.
[line 7] and to lesser compass round Become smaller so that the distamce is the lesser.
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