Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, LOVE'S VIGIL, by EDWIN MARKHAM

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First Line: Love will outwatch the stars, and light the skies
Last Line: That in the cosmic council he is god.
Subject(s): God; Religion; Theology

Love will outwatch the stars, and light the skies
When the last star falls, and the silent dark devours;
God's warrior, he will watch the allotted hours,
And conquer with the look of his sad eyes:
He shakes the kingdom of darkness with his sighs,
His quiet sighs, while all the Infernal Powers
Tremble and pale upon their central towers,
Lest, haply, his bright universe arise.

All will be well if we have strength to wait
Till his lost Pleiad, white and silver-shod,
Regains her place to make the perfect Seven;
Then all the worlds will know that Love is Fate—
That somehow he is greater even than Heaven—
That in the Cosmic Council he is God.

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