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Poem by Edward Rowland Sill


A Paradox


HASTE, haste, O laggard!leave thy drowsy dreams;
Cram all thy brain with knowledgeclutch and cram!
The earth is wide, the universe is vast:
Thou hast infinity to learn. Oh, haste!

Haste not, haste not, my soul! "Infinity!"
Thou hast eternity to learn it in.
Thy boundless lesson through the endless years
Hath boundless leisure. Run not like a slave
Sit like a king, and see the ranks of worlds
Wheel in their cycles onward to thy feet.



Edward Rowland Sill


Edward Rowland Sill's other poems:
  1. Force
  2. A Resting-Place
  3. Hermione
  4. Fertility
  5. A Birds Song


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