John Bannister Tabb

(1845-1909 / the United States)

Initiated - Poem by John Bannister Tabb

Thou hast put on the livery,
And learned the shibboleth,
And pledged for all eternity
The brotherhood of Death.


Yet to thy wonder-wakened eyes
The light, however clear,
But solves the deeper mysteries
That lay about thee here.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010



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