'T was just this time last year I died.
I know I heard the corn,
When I was carried by the farms,--
It had the tassels on.
Before He comes we weigh the Time!
'Tis Heavy and 'tis Light.
You constituted Time—
I deemed Eternity
They say that 'time assuages,'--
Time never did assuage;
An actual suffering strengthens,
As sinews do, with age.
'Twas just this time, last year, I died.
I know I heard the Corn,
I shall know why—when Time is over—
And I have ceased to wonder why—
'Twas a long Parting—but the time
For Interview—had Come—
The Admirations—and Contempts—of time—
Show justest—through an Open Tomb—
I had no time to hate, because
The grave would hinder me,
And life was not so ample I
Could finish enmity.
Pain—expands the Time—
Ages coil within
Time feels so vast that were it not
For an Eternity—
He outstripped Time with but a Bout,
He outstripped Stars and Sun