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First Line: I stand upon the summit of my life
Last Line: Time-tired souls salute thee from the shore.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


I stand upon the summit of my life,
Behind, the camp, the court, the field, the grove,
The battle, and the burden: vast, afar
Beyond these weary ways, Behold! the Sea!
The sea o'erswept by clouds and winds and wings;
By thoughts and wished manifold, whose breath
Is freshness and whose mighty pulse is peace.
Palter no question of the horizon dim --
Cut loose the bark! Such voyage itself is rest,
Majestic motion, unimpeded scope,
A widening heaven, a current without care,
Eternity! -- deliverance, promise, course!
Time-tired souls salute thee from the shore.




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