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TIME LENGTHENING, IN THE LENGTHENING SEEMETH LONG, by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
Last Line: Eternity still here and still to come
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Time; Eternity


Time lengthening, in the lengthening seemeth long:
But ended Time will seem a little space,
A little while from morn to evensong,
A little while that ran a rapid race;
A little while, when once Eternity
Denies proportion to the other's pace.
Eternity to be and be and be.
Ever beginning, never ending still,
Still undiminished far as thought can see;
Farther than thought can see, by dint of will
Strung up and strained and shooting like a star
Past utmost bound of everlasting hill:
Eternity unswaddled, without bar,
Finishing sequence in its awful sum;
Eternity still rolling forth its car.
Eternity still here and still to come.





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