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First Line: To the stars through difficulties! Go, my soul
Last Line: And like a giant stride on to the stars.
Subject(s): God; Soul


TO the stars through difficulties! Go, my soul,
Straight on thy path of purpose ever higher;
Retreat not from thy foes, man, beast, or fire.
Fight through them! Fiercely fight thou to the goal
Up that far road where constellations roll;
God hath not set low limit to desire
Nor stilled for thee the heavenly lute or lyre.
Thou, thou! must blaze the steep trail of control.
Burnish thy sword! Thy golden mail swing on,
And with huge impulse burst thy racking bars.
Wait not the titan tonic of the dawn,
Lest it should find thee all too woe-begone;
But forward now, while freshly bleed thy scars,
And like a giant stride on to the stars.





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