THE SOUL

THE SOUL

It is no spirit who from heaven has flown
And is descending on his tower
The Ascent of Man" and "The Descent of Man
gone from earth the heaven
First admonition that the sun is down,
The Trilogy of Dante is a study of the soul
For yet it is broad daylight!—clouds pass by;
A few are near him still—and now the sky,
slow and painful passage from hell,
through purgatory, to heaven
He hath it to himself—for its all his own.
O most ambitious star! an inquest fought
Within me when I recognized thy light;
A moment I was startled at the sight;
Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting;
The soul that rises with us, our life’s star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting,
And cometh from afar
And, while I gazed, there came to me a thought
That even I beyond my natural race
with no trace
Some ground not mine; and, strong her strength above,
My soul, an apparition in the place,
Then God smites His hands together
And strikes out a soul as a spark,
Into the organized glory of things,
From the deeps of the dark

THE SOUL

butterflysoul

Joined April 2008

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