A New Metre: Poetry Archive

“. . . the pen of the scribes is in vain.” —Jeremiah 8:8

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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