The Eternal Exile (verse)

Batchelor, Jean

The Eternal Exile "Dominion over every living thing Is yours," God said. "The fowl with feathered wing, Scarlet and silver fish beneath the deep, The beasts four-footed and the snakes that...

...But far from Eden, quaking and afraid Walks Adam, lord of all his lord has made...
...The fowl with feathered wing, Scarlet and silver fish beneath the deep, The beasts four-footed and the snakes that creep In Eden's grass, my creatures great and small Are less than manóbe master of them all...
...Piles brick on brick to wall himself away From empty meadows and the open day, Or fearing ancient forests, fearfully In little ships goes down to the wide sea...
...From early dawn until the day is done He weaves, to cloak himself from wind and sun, Yet daylight over and his labor spent Must still at evening, to lie well content, Lock out the great night with small keys and bars, To light false moons and temporary stars...
...Jean Batchelor...

Vol. 12 • June 1930 • No. 5


 
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