Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, AWAKENING, by HARRY RANDOLPH BLYTHE

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AWAKENING, by                    
First Line: Soul! We have been too petty, thou and I
Last Line: And live the pulsing life that god designed.
Subject(s): Life

SOUL! we have been too petty, thou and I;
Like timid children at a window-sill
We have not ventured out to feel the thrill
That comes with dash and daring. While we lie
Praising our petty gods, the great go by.
We yet may find them, Soul; their glories fill
The far horizons. Let us mount the hill
And seek them, ere the sun go down the sky:
We two shall bridge the gulf and climb the height,
Ford rapid rivers, venture mighty seas,
March in the squares of cities; we shall find
The captive princess waiting her brave knight;
Then she and thou and I will drink the breeze
And live the pulsing life that God designed.

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