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THE SANCTUARY: 6. LOVE TRANSCENDENT, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: When time shall cease and the world be ended
Last Line: O my saint with the sinless eyes!
Subject(s): Heaven; Love; Soul; Transcendentalism; Paradise


WHEN Time shall cease and the world be ended
And Fate unravel the judgment scroll,
And God shall hear—by His hosts attended—
The secret legend of every soul,

And each shall pass to its place appointed,
And yours to His inmost paradise,
To sit encrowned mid the peace-anointed,
O my saint with the sinless eyes!

My proud soul shall be unforgiven
For a passionate sin it will ne'er repent,
And I shall be doomed, O Love, and driven
And hurled from Heaven's high battlement.

Down the deep ages, alone, unfrightened,
Flung like a pebble thro' burning space;
But the speed of my fall shall be sweet and brightened
By the memoried joy of your radiant face!

Whirled like a leaf from æon to æon,
Tossed like a feather from flame to flame,
Love, I shall chant a glorious p$aean
To thrill the dead with your deathless name.

So you be safe in God's mystic garden,
Inclosed like a star in His ageless skies,
My outlawed spirit shall crave no pardon,
O my saint with the sinless eyes!





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