Alec de Candole
Alec de Candole Poems
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Changeful With Glow And Chequered Shade
Changeful with glow and chequered shade, a sight
Now gloom'd with grief, and now with joy elate,
How strange, how sweet, is life, how poised our state,
Now fair as day, now black as midmost night,
Well woofed with sorrow, webbed with strong delight.
And love outlined above distrust and hate
(Soul that with soul can conquer hell or fate).
Gladness that strives with gloom that strives with light.
And as we watch the shuttle to and fro
Weave out the pattern of our joy and woe.
And bind the warp and weft's opposing strain,
We note the nobler unity, and ...
I Have Not Lived In Vain
I have not lived in vain, if one of men,
Who trod the earth and breathed the air with me,
Have felt the touch of man's divinity
From God through me, and learned to hope again.
And yet once more, I have not lived in vain
If, barren here, I have gathered into me
Seed that shall ripen in eternity.
Fruit to mature, and buds to blossom, then.
Therefore I pray that God would fill my soul