Thursday, July 1, 2010

Eternal Building

What matters it
to us who are immortal
Which side of the grave we stand on,
when we know that what the world calls
is but the portal leading to
Life again?
'Tis but to go across a gurgling river in the dark
hanging on God -
and but a moment so
till we are over,
And we disembark
and enter life afresh.

'Tis basely wrong
we should so meanly understrike the mark
and measure life by years;
and all along busy ourselves
arranging little schemes
that Death will dash to pieces,
when we might be building,
far above those earthly dreams,
that stand
in God's sight.

-from "A Highland Editor, James Barron"

(photo from Google Images)

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