Edward Rowland Sill

A Paradox

HASTE, haste, O laggard!—leave thy drowsy dreams;
Cram all thy brain with knowledge—clutch 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.

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