Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, MY SOLITUDE, by JAMES R. AGGELES

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MY SOLITUDE, by            
First Line: Is he of god who terms the 'solitude distress'
Last Line: The gift of god, it offers light of day.
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness

Is he of God who terms the "solitude distress"
Or being in it to himself hath sighed
Against the balm therein, companionship desired?
Is earth encumbered with a soul so spiritless
Who weary of sweet self-communion cries "excess"?
As well might one whose cup imbued with earthly wine
Proffered replenisment decline
Aware the fault the stuff possesses.

Ah! No: in solitude there is no such deceit
To him whose soul would soar
To heights undreamed by ordinary clay.
'Tis but a state of heavenly sweet
A glimpse of yon ethereal shore
The gift of God, it offers light of day.

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