Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, IMMORTALITY, by GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL



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First Line: We must pass like smoke or live within the spirit's fire
Last Line: By unnumbered ways of dream to death.
Alternate Author Name(s): A. E.
Subject(s): Immortality


WE must pass like smoke or live within the spirit's fire;
For we can no more than smoke unto the flame return:
If our thought has changed to dream, our will unto desire,
As smoke we vanish though the fire may burn.

Lights of infinite pity star the grey dusk of our days:
Surely here is soul: with it we have eternal breath:
In the fire of love we live, or pass by many ways,
By unnumbered ways of dream to death.





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