Title: A Grandeur and a Dreaming
Date: 1901
Source: Retrieved on 29th May 2023 from www.libertarian-labyrinth.org
Notes: Published in The Whim 2, no. 2 (September 1901): 110.
HUMAN Life seems but a seeming,
A phantasm & a dreaming,
Of a grandeur & a gleaming
That no one life may possess.
‘Tis a downward, dark ward groping,
Upward soaring, high and hoping
Search for pathways, easy-sloping,
That no human feet yet press.
Yet it may be that the glory,
Dreamed of now since ages hoary,
Kindling still in song and story,
Each man somewhat, all men know.
All the downward, dark ward groping,
All the sky-ward, sunward hoping,
Finds at last the roadway sloping,
Where all feet together go.