John Bannister Tabb

(1845-1909 / the United States)

Dust To Dust - Poem by John Bannister Tabb

'In the centre of each snow-crystal or drop of rain
is found a minute particle of dust.'

Earth wedded, life atwain
In heaven, were endless pain.
Uplifted from the plain
To realms of snow or rain,
Of dust each lonely grain
To dust will come again.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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