Perhaps they do not go so farCommenta
As we who stay, suppose -
Perhaps come closer, for the lapse
Of their corporeal clothes -
It may be, know so certainly
How short we have to fear
That Comprehension antedates
And estimates us there.
I have no Life but this -Commenta
To lead it here -
Nor any Death - but lest
Dispelled from there -
Nor tie to Earths to come -
Nor Action new -
Except through this Extent -
The Realm of you.
It sounded as if the streets were runningCommenta
And then - the streets stood still -
Eclipse - was all we could see at the Window
And Awe - was all we could feel.
By and by - the boldest stole out of his Covert
To see if Time was there -
Nature was in an Opal Apron -
Mixing fresher Air.
She laid her docile Crescent downCommenta
And this confiding Stone
Still states to Dates that have forgot
The News that she is gone.
So constant to it's Stolid trust
The Shaft that never knew -
It shames the Constancy that fled
Before it's Emblem flew.
After all Birds have been investigatedCommenta
And laid aside
Nature imparts the little Blue Bird -
Her conscientious voice
Will soar unmoved
Above ostensible vicissitude -
First at the March
Competing with the Wind -
Her zealous Note
Delights it to ascend -
Last at the Scene
When Summer swerves away -
Fortitude - flanked with Melody.