I breathed enough to take the Trick -Commenta
And now, removed from Air -
I simulate the Breath, so well -
That One, to be quite sure -
The Lungs are stirless - must descend
Among the Cunning Cells -
And touch the Pantomime - Himself,
How cool - the Bellows feels.
A solemn thing - it was - I said -Commenta
A woman - white - to be -
And wear - if God should count me fit -
Her blameless mystery -
A hallowed thing - to drop a life
Into the purple well -
Too plummetless - that it return -
Eternity - until -
I pondered how the bliss would look -
And would it feel as big -
When I could take it in my hand -
As glimmering - seen - through fog -
And then - the size of this "small" life -
The Sages - call it small -
Swelled - like Horizons - in my vest -
And I sneered - softly - "small"!
One Life of so much Consequence!Commenta
Yet I - for it - would pay -
My Soul's entire income -
In ceaseless - salary -
One Pearl - to me - so signal -
That I would instant dive -
Although - I knew - to take it -
Would cost me - just a life!
The Sea is full - I know it!
That - does not blur my Gem!
It burns - distinct from all the row -
Intact - in Diadem!
The life is thick - I know it!
Yet - not so dense a crowd -
But Monarchs - are perceptible -
Far down the dustiest Road!
Bound - a Trouble - and Lives will bear it -Commenta
Circumscription - enables Wo -
Still to anticipate - Were no limit -
Who were sufficient to Misery?
State it the Ages - to a cipher -
And it will ache - contented on -
Sing, at it's pain, as any Workman -
Notching the fall of the Even Sun.
Bound - a trouble -Commenta
And lives can bear it!
Limit - how deep a bleeding go!
So - many - drops - of vital scarlet -
Deal with the soul
As with Algebra!
Tell it the Ages - to a cypher -
And it will ache - contented - on -
Sing - at it's pain - as any Workman -
Notching the fall of the Even Sun!