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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882). Complete Poetical Works. 1893.

Birds of Passage

Flight the Fifth. King Trisanku

VISWAMITRA the Magician,

By his spells and incantations,

Up to Indra’s realms elysian

Raised Trisanku, king of nations.

Indra and the gods offended

Hurled him downward, and descending

In the air he hung suspended,

With these equal powers contending.

Thus by aspirations lifted,

By misgivings downward driven,

Human hearts are tossed and drifted

Midway between earth and heaven.