Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, RECOMPENSE, by JESSE M. BALL ALLEN



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RECOMPENSE, by            
First Line: When sound shall cease, there being none to hear
Last Line: Not failure, not defeat, but consummation!
Subject(s): Future Life; God; Judgment Day; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


When sound shall cease, there being none to hear,
When light shall fade, there being none to see,
When time is lost in stark eternity,
And very space itself is void and drear,
Shall beauty end, oblivion draw near,
And all our joy in living cease to be?
Shall God refuse or fail to act? Must He
And all His works, His pride, then disappear?

Or shall the Creator of all things and the sense
To enjoy them, then reveal a new creation?
For all this ghastly loss make recompense?
A realm of light beyond imagination,
Delights beyond our best experience, --
Not failure, not defeat, but consummation!





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