By B.K. |
Date: 2008 Sep 04
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16081674) John Milton|
Paradise Lost. Book ix. Line 633.
And joy brightens his crest
Margaret Witter Fuller
I am immortal! I know it! I feel it!
Hope floods my heart with delight!
Running on air, mad with life, dizzy, reeling,
Upward I mountfaith is sight, life is feeling,
Hope is the day-star of might!
Dryad Song. Stanza 1.
It was thy kiss, Love, that made me immortal.
Dryad Song. Stanza 2.
Chance cannot touch me! Time cannot hush me!
Fear, hope, and longing, at strife,
Sink as I rise, on, on, upward forever,
Gathering strength, gaining breath,naught can sever
Me from the Spirit of Life!
Dryad Song. Stanza 4.
Algernon Charles Swinburne. (18371909)
From too much love of living,
From hope and fear set free,
We thank with brief thanksgiving
Whatever gods may be
That no man lives forever,
That dead men rise up never;
That even the weariest river
Winds somewhere safe to sea.
ATTRIBUTION: The Garden of Proserpine.
For life, with all it yields of joy and woe,
And hope and fear (believe the aged friend),
Is just our chance o the prize of learning love,
How love might be, hath been indeed, and is.
ATTRIBUTION: A Death in the Desert.