Sidney Lanier

(1842-1881 / Macon / Georgia)

Sidney Lanier Quotes

    Laus Mariae

    Across the brook of Time man leaping goes
    On stepping-stones of epochs, that uprise
    Fixed, memorable, midst broad shallow flows
    Of neutrals, kill-times, sleeps, indifferencies.
    So twixt each morn and night rise salient heaps:
    Some cross with but a zigzag, jaded pace
    From meal to meal: some with convulsive leaps
    Shake the green tussocks of malign disgrace:
    And some advance by system and deep art

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