Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE NEW BIRTH, by JONES VERY



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THE NEW BIRTH, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis a new life; - thoughts move not as they did
Last Line: Start from death's slumbers to eternity.
Subject(s): Easter; Holidays; The Resurrection


'Tis a new life -- thoughts move not as they did
With slow uncertain steps across my mind,
In thronging haste fast pressing on they bid
The portals open to the viewless wind;
That comes not, save when in the dust is laid
The crown of pride that gilds each mortal brow,
And from before man's vision melting fade
The heavens and earth -- Their walls are falling now --
Fast crowding on each thought claims utterance strong,
Storm-lifted waves swift rushing to the shore
On from the sea they send their shouts along,
Back through the cave-worn rocks their thunders roar,
And I a child of God by Christ made free
Start from death's slumbers to eternity.






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