Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, LIFE, by JAMES WELDON JOHNSON



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First Line: Out of the infinite sea of eternity
Last Line: Through one short hour of fretfulness.
Subject(s): Birth; Light; Waking; Child Birth; Midwifery


Out of the infinite sea of eternity
To climb, and for an instant stand
Upon an island speck of time.

From the impassible peace of the darkness
To wake, and blink at the garish light
Through one short hour of fretfulness.





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