John Bannister Tabb

(1845-1909 / the United States)

Limitation - Poem by John Bannister Tabb

Breathe above me or below;
Never canst thou farther go
Than the spirit's octave-span,
Harmonizing God and Man.


Thus within the iris-bound,
Light a prisoner is found;
Thus within my soul I see
Life in Time's captivity.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010



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