Algernon Charles Swinburne

(5 April 1837 - 10 April 1909 / London)

On The Deaths Of Thomas Carlyle And George Eliot: Sonnets - Poem by Algernon Charles Swinburne

TWO SOULS diverse out of our human sight
Pass, followed one with love and each with wonder:
The stormy sophist with his mouth of thunder,
Clothed with loud words and mantled in the might
Of darkness and magnificence of night;
And one whose eye could smite the night in sunder,
Searching if light or no light were thereunder,
And found in love of loving-kindness light.
Duty divine and Thought with eyes of fire
Still following Righteousness with deep desire
Shone sole and stern before her and above,
Sure stars and sole to steer by; but more sweet
Shone lower the loveliest lamp for earthly feet,
The light of little children, and their love.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 12, 2010



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