Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, REVOLUTION, by LOUISA SARAH BEVINGTON

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REVOLUTION, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah, yes! You must meet it, and brave it
Last Line: The world's revolution!
Alternate Author Name(s): Leigh, Arbor; Guggenberger, Mrs. Ignatz; Bevington, L. S.
Subject(s): Revolutions

Ah, yes! You must meet it, and brave it;
Too laggard -- too purblind to save it;
Who recks of your doubting and fearing
Phrase-bound "Evolution?"
Do you not hear the sea sounding it?
Do you not feel the fates founding it?
Do you not know it for nearing?
Its name -- Revolution.

What! stem it, and stay it, and spare it?
Or will you defy it, and dare it?
Then this way or that you must change you
For swift restitution.
Do you not see men deserving it?
Do you not hear women nerving it?
Down with old Mammon! and range you
To aid Revolution!

The last hour has struck of our waiting,
The last of your bloodless debating,
The wild-fire of spirit is speeding
Us on to solution.
Do you not thrill at the uttering?
Do you not breathe the breeze fluttering
Round the brave flag of our pleading?
The world's Revolution!

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