Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, ARCHITECTS, by EDITH CLAIRE CAM

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First Line: Pythagoras, the wise, who in those lost days
Last Line: Is to rebuild the world.
Subject(s): Architecture & Architects; Buildings & Builders; Pythagorus (580-500 B.c.)

Pythagoras, the wise, who in those lost days
Before the coming of the age of light,
Wrought mightily to pierce the veil of mystery
That hid the face of night. . . .
Said once to an aspiring youth who sought
In vain to cast a temple-plan,
"Go find your measurements from life,
Build in the shadow of a Man."
Far-sighted wisdom had the sage.
His words the rolling years outran
And prophesied beyond the veil of time
The coming of the Man.
But when He came for all the world,
The world set all His worth at loss
And in the shadow of the Man
Could only build a Cross.
Disdaining to employ the shadow of the Man,
Now is the vengeance on us hurled,
Within the shadow of the Cross, our task
Is to rebuild the world.

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