Sagas of Vaster Britain: Poems of the Race, the Empire and the Divinity of Man

by William Wilfred Campbell


 

LIFE'S OCEAN


 

LIFE is a continent huge, and love its ocean
That folds it round with gleams of joy and sorrow;
Peopling its arid wastes with splendid moods
Of sun and dew, and mantle soft of night,
And large-mooned waters; giving beauty to sight
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And music to hearing; wealth to poverty;
And splendid memory unto age and death.
Without the one the other shrivels up
Like some dead planet, through eternal wastes,
Sunless, joyless, alienate from God.
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