A New Metre: Poetry Archive

“Oh that my words . . . were printed in a book!” —Job 19:23

In My Audacity

In my audacity, I have climbed
higher than most men ever dare:
so it must not surprise me if I must fall
deeper and farther than most men bear.

But the air I’ve breathed blows purer and freer
than most men ever know to breathe.

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