The Soul's Quest and Other Poems

by Frederick George Scott


 

A QUESTION


 

O YE Wise of the Earth, are ye wise?
    “We can tell from a bone,” ye say,
“An animal’s shape and size,
     And the size and shape of its prey.”—
“For such and such joint,” say ye,
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“For such and such use must be.”
When I show that since time began
    The soul hath longed for the skies,
Ye say, “Death is the end of Man.”—
    O ye Wise of the Earth, are ye wise?
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1883.