A New Metre: Poetry Archive

“Now the things which I write unto you . . . I lie not.” —Galatians 1:20

Of Fate

What is this stuff we think is Life,
and what has Life to offer me?
As high and high she lets me climb,
I see below me rocks and crags;
and ponder Life — how long ’twill be
before she lets me slip.

Life has let me rise this far —
indeed, has lifted hand o’er foot
to bring me hence! — but to what end?
The crags and catches many are
on which to break me and to put
an end to this dead soul.

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