Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, OUT OF IT ALL, by EDITH MATILDA THOMAS

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OUT OF IT ALL, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Out of it all...And now I see clearly
Last Line: "out of it -- out of it all!"

OUT of it all ... and now I see clearly
How little there was that touched me nearly.
Though I hated (how idly!) and loved (how dearly!),
Though I deemed this great, and judged that small;
Now the bounds I set are a crumbled wall --
Out of it -- out of it all!

Out of the years that lagged, or hasted,
Out of the power of the griefs that wasted,
Out of the sway of the joys that, half-tasted,
Leave the heart sick, that so soon they can pall --
Out of the drive, the tumult, the brawl,
Out of it -- out of it all!

Out of it all ... And the world receding,
Who, or what, is there, whither leading?
Through a space unknown, I, unknown, am speeding,
And the fashions that were, away from me fall ...
What was that word I would fain recall? --
"Out of it -- out of it all!"

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