Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, ADMONITION, by ALICE COYN TORBERT



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ADMONITION, by            
First Line: Round each day's task before the set of sun
Last Line: And we must wonder why you wait.
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Stars; Sun; Work; Workers


Round each day's task before the set of sun:
That, you may comprehend. (How, hour by hour
The striving stars march on from power to power!)
Even though, amid primroses, should one or one
Beckon you, tempting with a golden dower,
Round each day's task before the set of sun,
The striving stars march on from power to power.
Then roseate glowing when all days are done,
See where the primrose clouds shall high embower
Your each-day's task, tower on ivory tower!
Round each day's task before the set of sun,
That you may comprehend how hour by hour
The striving stars march on from power to power.
And progress builds your city great,
But you leer down at Louvre and mart
And we must wonder why you wait.





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