Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SECURITY, by BERNICE LESBIA KENYON



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First Line: On old interminable strife
Last Line: Comes clattering down in storm.
Alternate Author Name(s): Gilkyson, Walter, Mrs.
Subject(s): Buildings & Builders; Strength


ON old interminable strife,
On deep unrest, we build secure;
And who shall find for any life
Foundations yet more sure?

For want of basic certainty
The little structure of these days
Would go unbuilt. But wiser we:
Our tower rocks and sways

And mocks the assaulting elements
With slender strength and fragile form.
And we can laugh if its defense
Comes clattering down in storm.





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