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ON READING OF THE DEATH OF THOMAS WOLFE, by            
First Line: From death to morning' is the way he went
Last Line: To morning! Morning was the answer that he found . . .
Subject(s): Death; Wolfe, Thomas Clayton (1900-1938); Dead, The


"From death to morning" is the way he went:
This darkness was the restlessness he knew,
The question, and the feverish march which grew
Laden and quick as rivers at the flood,
Splendid and quick as the closed stream of blood,
Various and quick as time's great cloudy wheel
Of whirling dark and light, lifted and real,
Shaped to a year and yet a year, and age
And yet an age -- a long millenium,
Geared to the ticking of a planet's pendulum.

"From death to morning" is the way he went,
His mind with one long earnest question bent;
And the dark wheel of time turned on around
To morning! Morning was the answer that he found . . .





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